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.

Despite the union winning a lawsuit against Russia’s largest car manufacturer AvtoVAZ, 1,100 workers have yet to receive their compensation for three years’ work in harmful conditions. 

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

The crew members of Russian-flagged Danapris-5 (IMO 8887387) and Danapris-1 (IMO 8889373) have addressed their appeal about few-months wage arrears to the Seafarers' Union of Russia' Azov and Don Territorial Organization (SUR ADTO). With the union's help, the crew succeeded in returning the wage arrears partly, but the most of the sum has not come to them.

Interregional Trade Union Workers Association (ITUWA) has initiated mass lawsuits by employees against the management of the company AvtoVAZ. 180 workers are seeking financial compensation for harmful working conditions,which was not paid for several years.

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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Three months of intensive collective bargaining at the Volkswagen plant in Kaluga in Russia resulted in a renegotiated collective agreement at the end of February 2017. The workers' side was represented by the Interregional Trade Union 1Workers Association (ITUWA), as well as the Innovative New Interregional Trade Union of Automotive and Related Industries and the works council.

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.

Petroneft-Biysk LLC has nothing to do with so-called black gold. As the company’s website reports, it is the legal successor to the Biysk Plywood and Match Mill, known to Biysk residents as the Match. The Match mainly produces plywood. On January 12, around 200 workers in the plywood facility went on strike, demanding payment of wage arrears dating back to September 2016. Around 300 people are employed at the plant.

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