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Organizing leads to massive increase of the union membership in Kyrgyzstan

21 September, 2016IndustriALL Kyrgyz affiliate the Mining and Metallurgy Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK) has recruited 12,000 workers since 2008 by taking a targeted approach to organizing, almost tripling membership from 8,000 to 20,000.

First meeting in Kyrgyzstan with new textile affiliate

21 September, 2016IndustriALL Global Union and the newly affiliated, Textile Workers’ Union of Kyrgyzstan held their first ever meeting in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on 5 September.

Strikers in Kyrgyzstan could face 15 years in prison

13 March, 2014Newly submitted amendments to the criminal code would mean that directors and staff of strategically important enterprises could be imprisoned for up to 15 years for failure or stoppage of production.

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). 

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.

Unions unite to defend workers’ rights

4 October, 2018Over 80 delegates representing 40 IndustriALL affiliates from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) met on 1 - 3 October in Baku, Azerbaijan, to discuss effective trade union response against the challenges in the regions.

Kyrgyz union leader Eldar Tadjibaev must be released!

18 January, 2024As the space for freedom of association in Kyrgyzstan is shrinking, IndustriALL is urging the ILO and the European Commission to intervene, reiterating the call to the President of Kyrgyzstan to release Eldar Tadjibaev from detention.

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 ACTIONS

3 October, 2012IndustriALL affiliate actions to STOP Precarious Work

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”.