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25 May, 2021
Information on the application of ratified Conventions supplied by governments on the preliminary list of individual cases Kazakhstan Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)

Information on the application of ratified Conventions supplied by governments on the preliminary list of individual cases Kazakhstan Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)

The Government has provided the following written information.
Concerning E.Baltabay’s and L.Kharkova’s criminal cases The criminal cases against Mr.Baltabay and Ms.Kharkova aren’t caused by «participation in lawful trade union activities», but initiated due to common crimes.
Currently, Mr.Baltabay and Ms.Kharkova enjoy freedom.
25 May, 2021
Information on the application of ratified Conventions supplied by governments on the preliminary list of individual cases Turkmenistan Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105)

Information on the application of ratified Conventions supplied by governments on the preliminary list of individual cases Turkmenistan Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105)

The Government has provided the following written information.
The Government of Turkmenistan, having carefully studied the Addendum to the 2020 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR), namely General Report and observations concerning particular countries, has the honour to provide the following information and request to bring it to the attention of the Committee on the Application of Standards (CAS) of the
109th International Labor Conference.

Response to the observations of the ITUC
Observations of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) on widespread use by the State of forced labor in cotton harvesting are groundless and don't reflect the real situation and, most importantly, recent achievements in law and in practice aimed at:
1. preventing forced labor in general and in particular in cotton harvesting;
2. mechanization of cotton harvesting to reduce manual harvesting. Information on undergoing work on both dimensions is provided below.
11 March, 2021
FAQs on Convention 190 & Recommendation 206

FAQs on Convention 190 & Recommendation 206

C190 is the ground-breaking “Violence and Harassment” Convention on the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment, including gender-based violence and harassment. It was adopted on the 21st of June 2019 at the centennial International Labour Conference. It is supplemented by Recommendation 206.
11 March, 2021
What is ILO Convention 190 (C190) and why is it important?

What is ILO Convention 190 (C190) and why is it important?

Everyone can be affected by violence and harassment in the world of work. However, some workers may be more at risk of experiencing violence and harassment. The Convention recognises that women workers and workers who experience discrimination and inequality, and who belong to one or more vulnerable groups or groups in situations of vulnerability, are disproportionately affected by violence and harassment in the world of work.
08 October, 2020
Breaking the silence – why domestic violence is a trade union issue

Breaking the silence – why domestic violence is a trade union issue

Domestic violence is widespread and has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The IUF is today launching Breaking the silence, a guide on why domestic violence is a trade union issue and how unions should deal with it. It draws strongly on materials developed by IUF affiliates.
Repercussions of domestic violence in the world of work include:
workers' health, safety and lives are at risk; workers suffering from domestic violence cannot leave their physical and psychological pain at home and can face disciplinary action and dismissal  because of 'poor performance'; domestic violence can exacerbate gender inequalities and undermine solidarity among union members.
Welcoming the guide, Patricia Alonso, chair of the IUF Women's Committee commented, "The unions' role is to protect the members' health and safety at work, defend them before employers, and fight against discrimination and gender inequalities. Unions also have a critical role to play in raising awareness around domestic violence prevention and ending a culture of gender inequalities at work and in society".
10 July, 2020
ILO CONVENTION 190 ON VIOLENCE AND HARASSMENT IN THE WORLD OF WORK

ILO CONVENTION 190 ON VIOLENCE AND HARASSMENT IN THE WORLD OF WORK

Violence and harassment in the world of work can happen everywhere – online, in the physical workplace, during the commute, where workers rest, eat or attend to their health and sanitation needs, as well as at social gatherings.
WE CAN MAKE IT STOP!
In June 2019, the International Labour Conference said STOP to violence and harassment in the world of work by adopting a ground-breaking international tool, Convention 190 (C190) and a Recommendation 206 (R206). This new Convention protects all workers irrespective of their contractual status; interns, apprentices, people in training, workers whose employment has been terminated, volunteers and jobseekers.
28 May, 2020
IUF Covid-19 demands : agriculture

IUF Covid-19 demands : agriculture

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the frailty of our food system, at the heart of which lies the absence of decent work for the vast majority of those around the world working in agriculture. Border closures and emergency containment measures threaten the incomes and livelihoods of agricultural workers, their health and safety and those of their family members. Workers living and working on plantations, on farms of all sizes, in orchards, greenhouses and packing stations risk exclusion from necessary public health and social security measures. Migrant workers are at high risk. Trade union rights are often restricted or repressed; few agricultural workers are covered by collective bargaining agreements. Only 5% of workers in agriculture have any access to a labour inspection system or legal protection of their health and safety rights.
The United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO) has developed international standards (see below) to protect the rights, the livelihoods and the health and safety of agricultural workers.
This document provides a set of trade union demands for protecting agricultural workers and saving lives in the fight to contain the spread of COVID-19