On Wednesday, September 6, the Moscow City Court issued a ruling on the lawsuit of Aeroflot flight attendants Evgenia Magurina and Irina Jerusalimskaya. The claims of the airline workers were partially met. Russian trade unions welcome this decision and consider it necessary to seek the elimination of all types of discrimination for the airline employees.

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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.

The Commission on Gender Equality of Russian Confederation of Labor made a statement on the eve of the International Children's Day.

By Russian standards, the news conference on Tuesday was unusual: an airing of grievances by two female flight attendants who had taken the rare step of suing Aeroflot, the country’s flag carrier, for age and sex discrimination.

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The Seafarers’ Union of Russia requested the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev and the Ministry of Labour of Russia to consider the issues of violations of women's right to work in the chosen occupation and to revise the List of Hard Works, Involving Harmful or Dangerous Working Conditions, Which Women May Not Perform approved by the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation of 25 February 2000 No. 162. The answer was not long in coming – in the Ministry of Labour have assured that the work on updating the List and reducing the number of works restricting the employment of women had already begun.

“Violence without violence” is impossible! Gender equality commission of the Confederation of Labour of Russia (KTR) against amendments to article 116 of the Criminal Code.

Two trade union leaders were arrested by police on January, 20th in Aktau (Mangistau region, Kazakhstan) while participating in a mass protest of oil workers. The authorities fabricated criminal cases against Nurbek Kushakbaev, Deputy Chairman of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KNPRK), and Yeleusinov Amin, chairman of the trade union of oil services company Oil Construction Company (affiliate of KNPRK). Their location is currently unknown.

Due to initiatives, appearing in last months aimed to ban abortions and, as a first step, to withdraw abortions from Compulsory Health Insurance, the Gender Equality Commission of the Confederation of Labor of Russia (KTR) issued a statement in which it has drawn attention to the possible catastrophic consequences of full or partial ban on abortions in our country.

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