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Labor under the Protection

In 2016, the system of labor protection actively developed along with other sectors. The round table organized at the initiative of the Labor Unions Federation was devoted to its main results.

The meeting was attended by the Commissioner of the Oliy Majlis for Human Rights (Ombudsman), heads, officials and representatives of the General Prosecutor’s Office, the Central Bank, ministries and agencies, partner organizations, employers, NGOs, the Republican Councils of sector labor unions and regional councils of Associations of the labor union organizations.

The participants noted that this year the government has adopted a series of laws that contribute to further improve the system of labor protection. In particular, the Law was adopted of the Republic of Uzbekistan ‘On labor protection’ in the new edition, amendments and additions were introduced to the Law ‘On Labor Unions, their rights and guarantees of their activities.’ International Labor Organization Convention № 87 ‘On the Freedom of associations and protection of the right to confederate labor unions’ was ratified.

The participants of the round table paid special attention to the issues of increasing the real incomes of the population, further development of small business, private entrepreneurship and farmer movement, the creation of new jobs, systematic work on social issues. In particular, as the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted in his speeches, creating the necessary conditions for work, ensuring decent wages, modern housing, quality education and health care, recreation and leisure activities are important factors, which determine the nature and importance of reforms in the economic sphere.

Based on the objectives, the labor union organizations of the country intensify the efforts to ensure the protection of the socio-economic interests of workers. Careful attention is paid to increasing the activity of labor unions in the development of legislation relating to social and labor relations, protecting the rights and interests of citizens.

The event also discussed the work to ensure the implementation of collective agreements, creation of necessary conditions for work and rest to workers by supplementing new sections to local acts on the basis of the requirements of the time.

The round table was completed by the exchange of views on topical issues including labor protection, certification of workplaces, providing employees with special clothing and personal protective equipment, compulsory insurance of civil liability of employers, guarantees provided to agricultural workers, the tasks determined to further strengthen the work in abovementioned areas.

 

 

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