Labor migrants from Central Asian countries, mainly from Kyrgyzstan, have become one of the most vulnerable categories of workers in the Russian Federation, who find themselves unemployed for an indefinite period, said Boris Kravchenko, president of the Confederation of Labor of Russia (KTR), a member of the Presidential Human Rights Council.

An expert discussion on gender-based violence at work took place in Moscow on March 4. The event was organized by the Center for Social and Labor Rights and The Commission for Gender Equality of the Confederation of Labor of Russia. The meeting was opened by KTR President Boris Kravchenko, who expressed KTR's commitment to promoting the gender agenda and fighting against gender-based violence in the world of work. 

On February 8, 2020, the Central Council of the University Solidarity trade union was adopted as the basis for the “Recommendation for Bargaining Agreement”. The section on Labor Protection contains a provision stating that the administration and trade unions undertake to take measures aimed at preventing and suppressing violence and harassment, including gender-related violence.

At the interregional meeting of the KTR Commission on Gender Equality (Moscow, February 15, 2020), a new report of the KTR Expert Council on the gender pay gap in the Russian Federation was presented. Currently, the average salary of men is almost 40% higher than the salaries of women, which means that only on April 12 (with a difference of 103 days) will Russian women receive the amount of salary that men received at the end of the previous year. 

On 3 December, the Shymkent court of Kazakhstan rejected the appeal of Erlan Baltabay, a former chairperson of Energy and Oil Workers Union "Decent Work" who was sentenced in June 2019 to seven years in jail on politically motivated charges never proven in court.

On December 16 in Brussels (Belgium) the General Assembly of the Pan-European Regional Council of the International Trade Union Confederation (PERC ITUC) was held. Boris Kravchenko and Igor Kovalchuk as representatives of KTR, as well as Yury Varlamov as a representative of the Youth Committee of PERC participated in the session. 

The Confederation of Labor of Russia is confident that our country needs an effective and really active law against domestic violence. Unfortunately, the current version of legislative proposal, published on November 20, 2019, is significantly underdog compared with the original version. 

On November 28—29 the sixth Youth Conference of the Pan-European Regional Council (PERC) of the ITUC was held in Prague (Czech Republic). The conference was participated by young trade union activists representing trade unions of Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Moldova, Northern Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.

On November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women the Confederation of Labor of Russia held a meeting in St. Petersburg with local activists, researchers, and human rights activists on the campaign for ratification of the new ILO Convention No. 190 (K190) concerning the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.

The Commission on Gender Equality of the Confederation of Labour of Russia proposes to clarify the norm for the payment of childcare allowance for children under 1.5. In September 2019, a draft federal law “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation on Compulsory Social Insurance” was submitted for public discussion on

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