A national coalition of democratic forces “Kazakhstan-2050” discussed topical issues of trade union activities

Today, in the Palace of Independence a nationwide coalition of democratic forces “Kazakhstan-2050”, under the auspices of the “Nur Otan” party, has held a meeting, reports the press service of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

“The meeting was attended by the First Deputy Chairman of the “Nur Otan” party Baibek B.K., the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Sagintaev B.A., the Minister of Labour and Social Protection Duisenova T.K., Parliament deputies, public figures, leaders of political parties, national associations of workers and employers, NGOs and independent experts Kazakhstan”, – said in a statement.

At the meeting the draft Law “On Trade Unions” was discussed, issues of trade unions activities, such as, social partnership and representing of the workers’ interests also were discussed. During the meeting, the Minister of Labour and Social Protection, Tamara Duisenova noted that the draft bill “On Trade Unions” is aimed at strengthening trade unions, the prevention of social and labor conflicts, protection of labor rights and interests of workers.

The draft law provides for improving the status and importance of trade unions in the social partnership.┬áThe law creates a legal framework to increase motivation of union membership at all levels of social partnership by: the trade unions have a priority right to represent the workers’ interests and to represent workers in negotiations, the empowerment of commissions on social partnership.

Originally posted to Strategy2050.kz on 19.12.2013: