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"We are not the enemy" : violations of workers' rights in Kazakhstan.

Rittmann, Mihra [Browse]
  • [New York, N.Y.] : Human Rights Watch, 2016.
  • ©2016
i, 88 pages. : map ; 27 cm.
Summary note:
"The government of Kazakhstan fails to guarantee workers' rights to freedom of association and to fully protect their interests in the workplace. Workers must overcome significant obstacles established in law and in practice to organize in Kazakhstan. Legislative changes in recent years have made it more difficult for workers to freely form unions and bargain collectively, and have introduced criminal sanctions for leading or participating in illegal strikes. Outspoken trade leaders and worker activists face harassment, surveillance, and in some cases dismissal because of their labor activism. This report{u2013}based on interviews with over 50 trade union leaders, labor activists, and workers in key industries across Kazakhstan{u2013}documents retaliatory company action against workers and state and company harassment of labor rights activists. It identifies key labor rights concerns voiced by workers and activists, and details the restrictive labor and trade union legislation that makes it difficult to independently organize and defend workers{u2019} rights in Kazakhstan. Human Rights Watch also sought the views and perspectives of the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Protection, as well as those of companies named in the report. "--Page 1.
  • "November 2016"--Table of contents page.
  • "This report was researched and written by Mihra Rittmann, researcher in the Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch"--Page 69.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Map -- Summary -- Recommendations -- Methodology -- I. Background -- II. Restrictions on freedom of association and right to organize -- III. Restrictions on collective bargaining and right to strike -- IV. Key responsibilities of companies -- V. Violations of the right to freedom of assembly -- VI. Protection and redress -- Acknowledgments -- Annex I. Human Rights Watch letter to Minisgter of Healthcare and Social Development in the Republic of Kazakhstan -- Annex 2. Response from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs -- Annex 3. Human Rights Watch letter to KazStroyService Group -- Annex 4. Response fro KazStroyService.
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Also issued online via the Human Rights Watch Web site.
Other title(s):
  • Violations of workers' rights in Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan, "we are not the enemy"
  • 9781623134259 (paperback)
  • 1623134250
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