WEEKLY REVIEW: Labor legislation of Kazakhstan is in accordance with international standards


Muratbek Makulbekov

WEEKLY REVIEW: Labor legislation of Kazakhstan is in accordance with international standardsAfter the New Year holidays the ministries and departments are summing up final results of 2011. Meanwhile, reconstruction work is underway in Zhanaozen, Mangystau region. There were developed amendments to the Labor Code of Kazakhstan for prevention of intractable labor disputes in the future.

On Tuesday, January 3, the press service of the akimat (administration) of Mangystau region informed, that 115 people are involved in reconstruction work of the akimat of Zhanaozen. 223 more people are engaged in cleaning-up and improvement of the town. In whole, the situation in Zhanaozen is stable. The town externals were renovated, the shops opened as well as passenger traffic was restored.

On Wednesday, January 4, Kazakh Vice Minister of Finance Ruslan Dalenov announced via his Twitter page that Kazakhstan’s national budget has been over fulfilled by KZT 105 billion in 2011.

The press service of Kaspii social and entrepreneurial corporation announced on Wednesday that an additional 493 mln tenge stabilization food fund will be formed in Zhanaozen. Delivery of goods will start soon.

On Thursday, January 5, Minister of Communications and Information Askar Zhumagaliyev urged to correct deficiencies in public service centers.

On Friday, January 6, Minister of Labor and Social Protection Gulshara Abdykalikova introduced a bill “On amendments to the Labor Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan” to the Senators.

According to Minister of Labor and Social Protection Gulshara Abdykalikova, the bill is aimed at improving the labor legislation in connection with the fact that some of provisions of the Labor Code, which has been in force for four years, need amendment. The Minister noted that the amendments are designed in accordance with the concept of legal policy of Kazakhstan until 2020, which stresses the need for international experience in labor laws.

The bill is to strengthen standards to prevent violations of labor rights, eliminate conflicting standards that lead to errors in their application. In addition, it is planned to remove unnecessary administrative procedures for the implementation by the participants of labor relations rights and obligations as a corruption factor.