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Kyrgyzstan: New law on trade unions must comply with international labour standards

7 July, 2021Despite a veto by the President of a controversial law on trade unions, on 30 June the Kyrgyz parliament adopted a new law on trade unions with provisions that breach ILO Conventions 87 and 98.

Kyrgyzstan: controversial trade union law vetoed

28 May, 2021The law on trade unions that would seriously undermine freedom of association in Kyrgyzstan and deprive unions of their independence was vetoed by the President on 27 May.

New Kyrgyz trade union law must be revoked

8 April, 2021IndustriALL, together with ITUC and other global unions, support Kyrgyz unions urging the President to veto the law on trade unions that would deprive workers of freedom of association.

Interim win against Kyrgyzstan’s anti-union draft law

12 March, 2021Kyrgyzstan’s parliament has postponed the third reading of the anti-union draft law, as a result of the Kyrgyz unions’ fight with international solidarity campaign. But the struggle will only be over once the draft law is wholly abandoned.

Kyrgyzstan: Stop pressure on trade unions

1 December, 2020For two years, unions in Kyrgyzstan have been under threat and authorities are now increasing pressure. Global unions have launched a LabourStart campaign to support Kyrgyz unions.

Kyrgyzstan must abandon anti-union draft law

23 November, 2020On 18 November, Kyrgyz unions protested against a draft law on trade unions that, if adopted, would deprive workers of the freedom of association.

Kyrgyzstan must respect democracy and human and workers’ rights

15 October, 2020Recent political events in Kyrgyzstan must lead the country to stability and peace and contribute to strengthening democracy, human and workers’ rights in line with international norms and standards, say IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates.

Unions under threat in Kyrgyzstan

22 June, 2020While the ex-chair of Federation of Trade Unions of Kyrgyzstan refuses to resign, the current leaders of FTUK are being prosecuted and a draft law depriving unions of independence is promoted in the parliament.

Kyrgyz unions oppose anti-union law

25 April, 2019IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Kyrgyzstan are demanding the  withdrawal of a draft law on trade unions, which significantly undermines independent trade unions.

Workers in Kyrgyzstan left without legal protection

7 March, 2019IndustriALL affiliates in Kyrgyzstan are calling on the government to restore administrative and criminal liability for violations of the country’s Labour code. A legislative reform launched on 1 January this year has led to a deterioration of labour legislation and is depriving workers of social protection.