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IndustriALL holds workshops across Kyrgyzstan

10 May, 2016IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliate, the Mining and Metallurgy Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK), held a series of workshops for around 80 union members in different regions of Kyrgyzstan during the last week of April. Organizing and the ways to strengthen solidarity in the trade union were the main themes.

Court recognizes illegal dismissal of union leader in Kyrgyzstan

10 March, 2016At Jaiyl district court has judged illegal the dismissal of Zhanaydar Ahmetov, chairman of the local branch of IndustriALL affiliate, the Mining and Metallurgy Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK) at Zhongda, a Chinese-owned oil company operating in Kyrgyzstan.

Chinese oil company attacks workers in Kyrgyzstan

9 September, 2015In an unprecedented union busting attack Chinese-owned oil company Zhongda, operating in Kyrgyzstan, has fired an elected trade union leader and blocked his access to the company in violation of the national legislation. Together with LabourStart IndustriALL is launching a campaign to reinstate the union leader and stop union busting.

IndustriALL in the CIS region - unified front against attacks on workers' rights

7 September, 2015IndustriALL has 50 affiliates in the CIS region. In a region torn by political conflicts and attacks on workers’ rights, working together is the key to successful trade unions. Unity was a central theme to the discussions at IndustriALL’s sub-regional meeting in Moldova on 3 – 4 September.  

Kyrgyzstan: Unions defended Labour Code at the first stage

1 September, 2015In Kyrgyzstan a tripartite working group for the amendments to the Labour Code has agreed on the final text of the bill, which takes workers’ demands and the trade unions’ proposals into consideration.

Kyrgyzstan: Flash mob protest against slave labour code

3 July, 2015A flash mob of around 50 union activists stood in silence in front the Ministry of Economy of Kyrgyzstan on 2 July brandishing posters declaring: “I am against the Slave Labour Code”.

Eastern European affiliates meet to build strength in steel and mining

15 June, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Ukraine met in Batumi, Georgia on 4 and 5 June to discuss strategies to strengthen collective bargaining in the steel and mining industries.

Kyrgyzstan: Chinese oil company recognizes union

27 April, 2015A Chinese-owned oil company operating in Kyrgyzstan has finally recognized a local branch of the Mining and Metallurgy Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK) after bowing down to pressure from IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates.

Kyrgyzstan: Chinese oil company refuses to recognize union

31 March, 2015A Chinese-owned oil company operating in Kyrgyzstan has refused to recognize the locally elected union, affiliated to IndustriALL through the Mining and Metallurgy Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK). 

Victory of trade unions in Kyrgyzstan

28 April, 2014In the middle of March IndustriALL Global Union organized the international campaign of solidarity in protection of the rights of workers in Kyrgyzstan. As the result of this campaign the antistrike draft of law was blocked.