Nursultan Nazarbayev addresses to trade union community
The country's trade unions facilitated the preservation of jobs of 2.8 million Kazakhstani citizens.
Astana opened the regular 15th Congress of Kazakhstan's Trade Unions. Addressing to the event's participants, Kazakh Secretary of State delivered a welcome letter of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, BNews.kz correspondent reports.
In his speech, the head of state addressed to participants of the Congress of the Trade Union of Kazakhstan. Nursultan Nazarbayev underlined the serious authority of the union trade movement in Kazakhstan's community. According to him, Kazakhstan's trade unions successfully protect the rights of workers and improve the conditions and labour safety. The trade unions have facilitated the preservation of workplaces of 2.8 million Kazakhstan citizens.
The Congress has brought together over 200 delegates of sectoral trade unions from all regions of Kazakhstan, as well as more than 20 invited participants and guests.
The Congress has been opened by Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Abdiraiym who has introduced the attendees with the Congress's guests and agenda. Its first part included speeches delivered by the invited participants and delegates: Kazakh Secretary of State Gulshara Abdykalikova, Minister of Labor and Social Protection Madina Abdylkasymova, the International Labour Organization's national coordinator in Kazakhstan Talgat Umirzhanov.
Bakytzhan Abdiraiym talked on Kazakhstan's Federation of Trade Union's current activity and further plans to improve the trade union movement of the country. He noted that the Federation, being a socially responsible organization, set in place a policy to update its activity.
"In the age of modernization, the country's trade unions need to define a new vector for development so to meet the current challenges. It is the trade unions that should be a powerful and creative social institute, that could set and face the issues of social and labour relations and social partnership," said the Federation's head.