Today, the leadership of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan has been presented with a new head of the Foundation. Friedrich Ebert in Kazakhstan

The former head of the Foundation Christophe Mohr and his successor Alexander Volters came to the Federation office to meet with the Chairman of the FPRK Satybaldy Dauletalin.

Christophe Mohr, who is completing his mission in Kazakhstan, thanked the leadership of the Federation for fruitful joint activities during the implementation of international educational projects in the field of labor protection.

Introducing the new head of the Alexander Wolters Foundation, Christophe Mohr noted the experience of his colleague in the Central Asian region.

In turn, Alexander Volters expressed his intention to develop cooperation with the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Chairman of the FPRC Satybaldy Dauletalin thanked international experts for effective and fruitful cooperation and focused their attention on a number of modern challenges in the social and labor sphere.

“There is a rather high demand for social justice in society today. In this regard, trade unions declare the need to adopt a new social contract based on a fair attitude to work, a fair attitude to the Person of work and fair labor relations. At the initiative of the Federation, the state has already taken steps to increase the minimum wage, develop a draft methodology for forming the size of the minimum wage.  As for the methodology, the Federation has made its proposals, and we hope that they will be taken into account,” the Chairman of the FPRC said.

According to him, the package of initiatives of the Federation also includes proposals for the legislative consolidation of the annual indexation of wages, ensuring the participation of employees in the process of enterprise management and in the formation of the wage fund.

“This year, the Federation of Trade Unions and its member organizations are holding under the auspices of the Year of Safe Labor. Unfortunately, the statistics of occupational injuries do not change from year to year. In this regard, the Federation of Trade Unions is implementing a number of projects to strengthen public control, increase the role of production councils and technical inspectors at enterprises and is preparing proposals for the adoption of a National program for the modernization of production facilities,” the Head of the FPRK said.

In addition, Satybaldy Dauletalin noted that the most important tasks of the Federation are legal support of trade union members, prevention of labor conflicts, professional development of professional assets and the development of social partnership.

Another priority area in the Federation’s activities is cooperation with international partners. The main results of this activity were the restoration of the membership of the FPRC in the International Trade Union Confederation and the creation of the Council of Trade Unions of Central Asian countries, the Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions stressed.

As for the partnership with the Ebert Foundation, Satybaldy Dauletalin noted the contribution of international experts to the development of educational activities of trade unions.

“The experience of colleagues from the Ebert Foundation is widely used in raising the legal awareness of trade union members. We will continue to develop joint approaches to solving the most pressing issues of the social and labor sphere,” assured Satybaldy Dauletalin.

The new head of the Foundation named after Alexander Volters noted that he was inspired by the meeting with the leadership of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the versatility of the activities of trade unions in Kazakhstan and, for his part, expressed readiness for further development of effective cooperation.

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation started its activity in Kazakhstan in 1993. The Foundation’s work is to support progressive political, social and economic processes in society and to ensure mutual understanding between Germany and Kazakhstan.