The Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan organized another educational marathon on the topic “Social partnership. Interaction of the employer with employee representatives. Experience in holding labor councils, applying forms of joining a collective agreement.” His first listeners were employees, trade union leaders and employers of Oil Construction Company LLP.

The event was attended by Deputy Director of the Department of Organizational and Control Work of the FPRK Lyazzat Eszhanova, Chairman of the TOP “Trade Union Center of the Mangistau region” Saduakas Bekgalyev, chief expert of the TOP “Trade Union Center of the Kyzylorda region Mayra Boranbayeva and inspector of the Department of the State Labor Inspectorate of the Mangistau region Baurzhan Kemalov.

As Saduakas Bekgalyev, Chairman of the Mangystau Region Trade Union Center, emphasized, the goal of the marathon is to get participants a clear and consistent algorithm for resolving collective labor disputes and improving knowledge in the labor legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Project coordinator – Deputy Director of the Department of Organizational and Control Work of the FPRK Lyazzat Eszhanova noted that the topic of the seminar is the most relevant, it is aimed at supporting trade unions in improving knowledge in legislation and in the practice of conflict resolution in labor collectives.

“At this stage of trade union activity, it is necessary to organize the work of the conciliation commission, resolve, eliminate personal conflicts, increase the knowledge of professional assets in labor legislation.  To date, there are 7 inspectors working in the Mangystau region to resolve labor disputes and other issues. At all levels, we raise this issue, that there is a catastrophic shortage of personnel, and the number of appeals from enterprises comes in large numbers. Hence the untimely processing of appeals, which in the future leads to the most pressing issues, to illegal strikes. Where the main requirements are decent working conditions, timely and decent wages. Employers and employees need to be in close relationship, improve labor relations, conclude effective collective agreements,” the speaker noted.

The next lecturer of the seminar was the chief expert of the Trade Union Center of the Kyzylorda region, Mayra Boranbayeva. The topic of her speech was “Clarification of the labor legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on articles. Grounds for termination of the employment contract”. She elaborated on the most important changes and additions to the labor legislation. The participants of the meeting took an active part in the discussion of articles of laws, asked questions of interest. Topics such as paid leave, labor organization, working hours, wages, employee health protection and many other issues were touched upon.

In conclusion, the marathon participants noted that at the meeting they managed to expand their knowledge in the field of labor legislation, as well as analyze the legal technology for resolving collective labor disputes and improve their skills in working with legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Certificates were issued to all participants of the training seminar.

During the marathon, representatives of the FPRK met with the head of Oil Construction Company LLP Nurken Tamenov. During the conversation, a constructive conversation took place, a number of issues on interaction between the employer and employees, their joint training in the norms and provisions of the labor legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan were discussed.  The trade union of employees of Oil Services Company LLP, together with the social partner, is currently making changes to the collective agreement, which will include items on overtime pay, payment of bonuses at the end of the year, as well as the extension of annual leave up to 36 days.

It should be noted that training seminars within the framework of the educational marathon will continue during the week at other enterprises and organizations of the region.