The next seminar of the FTURK educational marathon was held with the participation of trade union activists of of Nur-Sultan city and Zhambyl region.

In welcoming speech, Deputy Director of the Department of Organizational and Control Work of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan Lyazzat Eszhanova proposes that this year is the final seminar with the participation of the professional asset of Zhambyl region and Nur-Sultan city within the framework of the educational marathon.

“The format of seminars will be changed next year. We expect that seminars will be held both online and offline. Now there are projects that we are working on,” Lyazzat Eszhanova said.

She highlighted the relevance and relevance of the topics presented in the framework of the educational marathon.

“Acquired new skills during the seminars, trade unionists across the country have the opportunity to spread this experience in their regions,” said the deputy director of the DOKR FTURK.

Marina Ivanova, Head of the Reconciliation Center of the Professional Center of the Pavlodar region, shares the ideas with the participants about the situations of labor disputes on the example of court decisions that have entered into force.

“This topic is in demand because it is important for us to know how certain disputable situations are resolved. The professional Center of the Pavlodar region together with the Pavlodar Regional Court initiated the project “From theory to practice”, in which judges share their experience, and we monitor some processes that are of current importance. Often these disputes do not just reach the Court of Appeal, but also become the subject of consideration of the cassation instance of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan,” Marina Ivanova concluded.

The speaker voiced a number of cases that had no previous judicial precedents.

She shared the situation related to the dismissal of an employee transferred to a remote work mode and told about the course of the trial in the first appeal and cassation instances.

Lyudmila Golenkova, Chief Legal Specialist of the Trade Union Center of the North Kazakhstan region, reported on the possibilities of developing the norms of the Labor Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan in collective agreements of organizations in her speech.

“The collective agreement is our small Constitution, which operates in the labor collective. The collective agreement is obliged to solve the gaps in the Labor Code. If it complements the missing norms, a full-fledged legal act will be in effect in the organization. The collective agreement should be a full-fledged and strong document in terms of content,” Lyudmila Golenkova said.

She dwelt in detail on the structure and content of the collective agreement, spoke about the acts of the employer requiring consideration of the views of employees’ representatives, as well as the terms of the employment contract.

“When applying for a job, the collective agreement restricts the employer’s right to conclude a contract for a period of less than one year, except in certain cases. There are collective agreements, the norms of which set the priority of concluding an employment contract for an indefinite period,” the lecturer added.

During the discussion many issues were covered, the participants received answers to questions arising in their practice.

Following the presentations, the participants expressed gratitude to the organizers and lecturers of the seminar, noting the practical importance of the seminar program.


Media Center of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan