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04 August, 2017 / kazakhstan
Justice for Larisa Kharkova, Nurbek Kushakbaev and Amin Eleusinov

Justice for Larisa Kharkova, Nurbek Kushakbaev and Amin Eleusinov

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has written to the President of Kazakhstan and the EU’s Foreign Affairs Representative demanding justice for Larisa Kharkova, a leader of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Kazakhstan, who was sentenced in late July to 100 hours of forced labour, four years restriction on her freedom of movement and a five-year ban on holding any position in a public or non-governmental organization.
03 August, 2017 / kazakhstan

IndustriALL condemns mock trials of union activists in Kazakhstan

IndustriALL addressed to the leadership of Kazakhstan demanding to influence the situation and review the unjustified court sentencing of Larisa Kharkova, Nurbek Kushakbayev and Amin Yeleusinov.
26 July, 2017 / kazakhstan
Kazakhstan: Sentencing of Union Leader a Travesty of Justice

Kazakhstan: Sentencing of Union Leader a Travesty of Justice

The ITUC has condemned the sentence handed down against trade union leader Larisa Kharkova by a Kazakhstan court today as a travesty of justice, and an affront to democracy.
22 June, 2017 / kazakhstan
IndustriALL takes workers’ and union rights to the International Labour Conference

IndustriALL takes workers’ and union rights to the International Labour Conference

After two weeks full of intense activity and meetings the International Labour Conference ended in Geneva on 17 June
16 June, 2017 / kazakhstan
Kazakhstan is in the top 10 worst countries for workers’ rights

Kazakhstan is in the top 10 worst countries for workers’ rights

The latest ranking of workers’ rights includes the global top ten, of which no country in 2017 should want to be a part.
07 June, 2017 / kazakhstan
Kazakhstan: a showcase for shrinking civic space

Kazakhstan: a showcase for shrinking civic space

The Nazarbayev regime is using informal and formal methods to squeeze out NGOs, independent media and trade unions. Western governments should pay attention.
18 May, 2017 / kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: Union Leader Gets 2-Year Jail Sentence

A labour union leader in Kazakhstan who helped mobilize oil workers into defending their right to independent union representation has been sentenced to two years in jail on charges including embezzlement
16 May, 2017 / kazakhstan
Kazakhstan Jails Union Leader For Two Years

Kazakhstan Jails Union Leader For Two Years

A court in Kazakhstan has sentenced labor union leader Amin Eleusinov to two years in prison. The court handed down the sentence on May 16 after convicting Eleusinov, a union leader at the Oil Construction Company (OCC), of embezzlement and of publicly insulting, assaulting, and refusing to obey a representative of state authority. Eleusinov was arrested in January after hundreds of OCC workers went on hunger strike for two weeks to protest the closure of a trade union alliance. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)
19 April, 2017 / kazakhstan
Investors who profit as oil workers face repression

Investors who profit as oil workers face repression

The companies that this month helped to jail trade union leader Nurbek Kushakbayev are linked, via Kazmunaigaz, Kazakhstan’s state-controlled oil and gas firm, to Chinese and international capital.
19 April, 2017 / kazakhstan
Free Nurbek Kushakbayev! Support independent workers’ organisation in Kazakhstan!

Free Nurbek Kushakbayev! Support independent workers’ organisation in Kazakhstan!

Trades unionists have launched an international campaign for the release of Nurbek Kushakbayev, who was jailed this month for his part in organising strike action in the western Kazakhstan oil field.