On 19 December 2013, meeting of the National Coalition of Democratic Forces “Kazakhstan – 2050” under the auspices of Nur Otan party took place in the Palace of Independence.
Participants to the work of the session are First Deputy Chairman of Nur Otan party B.K. Baibek, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan B.A. Sagintayev, Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population of RK T.K. Duissenova, deputies of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, public figures, heads of political parties, republican associations of employees and employers, NGO, and also independent experts of Kazakhstan.
At the meeting, the draft Law “On Labor Unions” was considered; topical issues on activities of labor unions especially concerning social partnership and representation of interests of workers have been discussed.
During the meeting, Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population T.K. Duissenova marked that the developed law “On Labor Unions” is intended for activating labor unions, preventing social and labor conflicts, protecting labor law and interests of workers.
Increase of status and value of labor unions in the system of social partnership shall be provided in the draft Law. Requirements to the charter of labor unions, their rights and duties shall be legislatively fixed.
Legal basis to enhance motivation of labor union membership at all levels of social partnership is created by: determination of priority of labor union on representation of interests of workers and conducting negotiations;
broadening the powers of commissions on social partnership and the subject of regulation of agreements taking into account the level of regulation of labor relations.
According to the results of event, participants of the meeting developed the following recommendations:
1. To consider proposals and notes of participants of the meeting regarding their account when finishing the draft Law “On Labor Unions” in the scope of the working group according to the project of Law of the RK Parliament Majilis.
2. To organize different discussion and dialogue platforms with all parties of social partnership, experts on further extensive discussion of the law, to generalize and analyze arriving proposals for their possible further use.
3. To adjust constructive dialogue with all parties of social partnership to promote the new Law “On Labor Unions”.