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International labour rights prize awarded to independent unions in Kazakhstan

26 April, 2018The Arthur Svensson International Prize for Trade Union Rights has been awarded to the independent trade unions of Kazakhstan represented by Larisa Kharkova, Nurbek Kushakbaev and Amin Eleusinov.

Base metals unions in CIS countries confront challenges

20 April, 2018IndustriALL affiliates from CIS countries met on 17-18 April in Tbilisi, Georgia, to discuss union responses to trends and challenges in the base metals sector.

ArcelorMittal prosecutes Kazakh unions after underground protest

9 February, 2018ArcelorMittal filed lawsuits against two unions and a rights organization in connection with a strike at company mines in Karaganda at the end of 2017, despite previously committing to not prosecuting workers for their participation in the strike.

ArcelorMittal Temirtau coal miners raised to surface

16 December, 2017Protesters in four mines of ArcelorMittal Temirtau in Qaraghandy region of Kazakhstan ended their underground protest and came up from the pit by court decision.

ArcelorMittal coal miners on strike in Kazakhstan

13 December, 201714 December ***UPDATE***  the company ArcelorMittal Temirtau filed a law suit against the striking workers in the court Shakhtinsk, Qaraghandy region.

Kazakh court rejects union leader’s appeal for justice

6 October, 2017The Shymkent city court refused to satisfy the appeal of the trade union leader Larisa Kharkova sentenced to a four-year restriction of her freedom based on “power abuse” accusations as chair of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Kazakhstan.

Kazakh trade unions sue ArcelorMittal for not respecting collective agreement

20 September, 2017The Metallurgical Workers' Union Zhaktau and Mineworkers’ Union Korgau at ArcelorMittal Temirtau in Kazakhstan initiated a lawsuit against the company for failure to conclude a new collective agreement and for not respecting social benefits and guarantees of employees.

Kazakhstan: IndustriALL demands safety improvements after three killed at ArcelorMittal

1 September, 2017Three workers were killed and another three seriously injured on 31 August at JSC ArcelorMittal Temirtau’s Kazakhstanskaya mine in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan. 

IndustriALL condemns mock trials of union activists in Kazakhstan

3 August, 2017IndustriALL addressed to the leadership of Kazakhstan demanding to influence the situation and review the unjustified court sentencing of Larisa Kharkova, Nurbek Kushakbayev and Amin Yeleusinov.

Kazakh trade unions at ArcelorMittal strengthen their position

2 June, 2017A workshop for members of Kazakh trade unions and of German trade union IG Metall was held in the city of Temirtau under the leadership of IndustriALL Global Union.