As part of a working trip to Almaty, the Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Satybaldy Dauletalin, visited one of the oldest energy enterprises in the city – Alatau Zharyk Kompaniyasy JSC, where he met with the labor collective and got acquainted with the situation in the labor sphere.
Alatau Zharyk Kompaniyasy JSC is one of the largest infrastructure enterprises in Kazakhstan, which transmits electricity through its own networks to consumers in Almaty and the Almaty region, in total more than 926 thousand consumers – 4 million people.
Accompanied by the Deputy Chairman of the Board – Chief Engineer of the enterprise Zhaksylyk Sagymbekov, the Chairman of the FPRK Satybaldy Dauletalin got acquainted with the activities of the electrical equipment repair shop and the control room of the Operational Department. According to the management of Alatau Zharyk Kompaniyasy JSC, today the company employs 3,851 people, 3,572 of them are trade union members. As Sabyrzhan Kali, the chairman of the local Seriktes trade union, noted in turn, the collective agreement for 2022-2024 is in force in the Joint Stock Company.
“Through compromise negotiations, we managed to improve some positions on guarantees for employees and fix them in the collective agreement. Thus, employees who underwent surgical operations began to receive financial assistance, and funds were allocated for the rehabilitation of employees. And thanks to the adoption of a new industry agreement, the collective agreement provides for payment in the amount of 15,000 tenge to technical inspectors,” said the chairman of the local trade union.
By the way, the average salary of employees of this enterprise is 368 thousand tenge, which is 10 percent lower than in other companies in the industry. Last year, Alatau Zharyk Kompaniyasy indexed the wages of employees twice. During a meeting with the workforce of Alatau Zharyk Kompaniyasy JSC, the Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Satybaldy Dauletalin, raised the issue of remuneration for power engineers and spoke about the measures taken by the FPRK to resolve urgent problems in the industry.
“Trade unions insist on revising the tariff policy in the energy sector, since not only the modernization of production facilities, but also the remuneration of power engineers depends on the size of the tariffs. The Federation of Trade Unions and its affiliate, the sectoral trade union, have repeatedly approached the social partners represented by the Ministry of Energy and the government with a request to regulate the tariff policy. This issue is currently being considered by the commission. The issue of raising tariffs is a necessary measure,” said Satybaldy Dauletalin.
Speaking about the further development of social partnership, the Head of the FPRK drew attention to the effectiveness of ongoing labor consultations between the employer and representatives of the labor collective – trade unions. “An open conversation between social partners within the same labor collective allows discussing issues of financial and economic activity, production problems and social guarantees together. The Labor Consultations campaign, launched two years ago by the Federation of Trade Unions, helped to avoid labor disputes and conflicts at some enterprises.
During the communication, the power engineers noted that they trust their trade union and actually see the results of interaction between the employer and their representatives represented by the Seriktes trade union, they also thanked the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan for initiatives to improve social guarantees at the sectoral and republican level.
At the end of the meeting, the Chairman of the FPRK presented awards to the Federation of Trade Unions: the veteran of the energy industry Kenesbay Turganbekov was awarded the medal “Kasipodak ardagery”, the trade union activist Kanat Amireshev was awarded the diploma of the FPRK. Media Center of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan