The 111th International Labour Conference continues in Geneva, attended by a delegation from the Federation of Trade Unions of Kazakhstan, headed by Chairman Satybaldy Dauletalin.

On the margins of the conference, the Kazakh delegation actively participates in the ILC plenary sessions and committees and holds meetings with representatives of international organisations and national trade union centres.

During talks between the Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of Kazakhstan, Satybaldy Dauletalin, and the Chairman of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Azerbaijan, Sattar Mehbaliyev, Vice-President of the International Trade Union Confederation.

The parties outlined further plans for cooperation in protecting the social and economic rights of workers, promoting international labour standards and enhancing multilateral trade union cooperation.

A delegation of the Federation of Kazakhstan Trade Unions also met with representatives of Australian trade unions and discussed the agenda for the ILO session, including the establishment of the Coalition for Social Justice, quality vocational training and a just transition to a sustainable economy.

It should be noted that during the 111th session of the ILC negotiations were held for the first time between the Central Asian Trade Union Council and the ACTRAW/ILO Workers’ Bureau. The Secretary General of the SCCA, the Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of Kazakhstan, Satybaldy Dauletalin, ACTRAW/ILO Director Maria Helena André, Head of Central Asia and Eastern Europe Section, Sergejus Glovackas and representatives of national trade union centres of Mongolia and Uzbekistan discussed further development of the Trade Union Council of Central Asia. In particular, the parties discussed priority plans for the Council’s interaction and cooperation with the International Labour Organisation.

The General Secretary of the Council of Trade Unions of Central Asia, Satybaldy Dauletalin, outlined the work carried out by the national trade union centres within the Council. Emphasis was placed on topical issues of trade union youth policy, communication strategy, tourism development in the Central Asian region, as well as plans for the joint recovery of Central Asian workers.

As Satybaldy Dauletalin mentioned, in the near future SCCA will define further directions of work of national trade union centres on climate change, labour migration, health and safety and trade union education.

In turn, the management of the ACTR/ILO Bureau of Labour expressed support for the activities of the Council of Trade Unions of Central Asia and assured the strengthening of ILO technical and expert assistance.

The Geneva meeting between the ILO and SCCA was hailed by the parties as historic.

The 111th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization is taking place in Geneva from 5 to 16 June. Delegates representing workers, employers and governments from the ILO’s 187 member States are discussing a wide range of issues including a just transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy, quality training, safety and health at work.