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Kazakhstan: free unionism is now either a criminal or administrative offence

22 September, 2014IndustriALL Global Union expresses its deep concerns about recent developments in Kazakhstan after the Criminal Code and the Code of Administrative Offences was adopted in July this year limiting freedom of trade union activities.

The critical analysis of the antilabor law in Kazakhstan is submitted to the ILO

12 September, 2014At the beginning of September of this year the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Kazakhstan (CFTUK) sent the review of basic provisions of the Kazakh law "About Labor Unions" to Committee of experts of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The notorious law became object of sharp criticism from the international trade-union movement at a consideration stage as the bill.

International campaign helps to free two more Kazakh oil workers

10 April, 2014Under the pressure of the international community two out of seven imprisoned workers were released. Three, including the only woman, Roza Tuletaeva, were alleviated of their conditions of imprisonment. They were transferred to the colony-settlement. However two people, Shabdan Utkilov and Kanat Zhusipbaev so far remain in jail.

Metalworkers of Kazakhstan prepare to fight for their 13th salary in court

2 April, 2014The trade union of metalworkers «ZHAKTAU» is going to sue the board of directors of the company ArcelorMittal Temirtau for their refusal to pay the contract based 13th monthly salary for 2013.

International labour movement campaigns for oil workers in Kazakhstan

12 December, 2013On 10 December, Human Rights Day, national and global union organizations together with the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia and web resource LabourStart launched a campaign for release of seven oil workers held in custody since 2012.

IndustriALL encourages Kazakh oil unions to merge

30 May, 2013Union leaders and activists from the oil regions in Kazakhstan attended an ILO workshop in Atyrau. During the discussions the participants grasped the necessity of one strong national oil sector union.

Copper company busts union in Kazakhstan

17 January, 2013Activists of the Trade Union of Mining & Metallurgy Workers of Republic of Kazakhstan (TUMMWRK) are under pressure to quit their union and join the company-controlled one. IndustriALL offers global solidarity.

London rail workers pledge support to Kazakh oil workers

9 November, 2012London underground rail workers joined the international campaign in support of oil workers under state repression in Kazakhstan.

Dangerous crackdown on oil workers in Kazakhstan

25 October, 2012IndustriALL Global Union sent a letter to the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev, voicing concerns over the trial of 37 people in connection with 16 December 2011 events in Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan.

EU should promote human rights in Kazakhstan

13 September, 2012Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuses Kazakhstan’s government and some companies of systematic violations of oil workers’ rights and suggests EU should pressure Kazakh authorities to improve the situation.