International Campaigns

Labour Start and the IUF are asking for support on Union busting.

On 29 August 2015 in an attempt to destroy the local branch of IndustriALL affiliate, the Mining and Metallurgy Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK), management at Zhongda dismissed union leader Zhanaydar Ahmetov without giving any reason. Management also instructed local security to block him from entering the enterprise.

At the end of August the management challenged the registration of the local branch issued by the Ministry of Justice, and took the case to court claiming that the registration was illegal. For more than eight months the company has refused to recognize MMTUK’s local organization.

Enough is enough.  Zhongda must hear a loud and clear message from the organized labour movement around the world that we will not tolerate these violations of workers’ rights in Kyrgyzstan.

For more information please follow this link to send messages of support:

The IUF are asking for urgent action, Finland’s new right-wing coalition government has announced plans to unilaterally cut pay and benefits negotiated through collective bargaining through legislation which violates basic trade union rights, Conventions of the ILO and international and European human rights instruments. They are asking for solidarity and support, for more information please follow this link:



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