The Vice-Governor of the Krasnoyarsk region Edkham Akbulatov valued the opportunity to once again level the position of the regional Administration with the employers’ organizations and underlined the acuteness of employers’ issues in the light of the programme of social and economic development of the region that is currently being developed.
Mikhail Vassiliev, Deputy Chairman of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs., called upon the Government to use the potential of the employers’ organizations to a full extent.
During the two-day seminar the participants discussed the issues of vital importance for employers: the role of employers’ organization in solution of urgent social and economic issues, cooperation with Employment Services, work with the Russian Tripartite Commission, legal regulation of labour relations, employers’ involvement in the compulsory social insurance reform and others.
Erwin Blasum, ILO Senior Specialist on Employers’ Activities in his two presentations on the international practice of employers’ organizations, gave an overview of the variety of different practices in different countries. He underlined that Russia can surely find some advice how employers can be organized in market-economies. However, this can not replace to develop a new system of Social Partnership by the Russian partners, mainly themselves.
On the second day of the seminar, the Coordinating Council gave an overview what kind of activities had become already the daily business of Russian employers. The important role of the Tripartite Commission that had its 10th anniversary these days was stressed. Russian employers – like presented by Marina Moskvina - have made a full commitment related to the reform of the Social Security system.
This was followed by a Round table session on the problems of development of employment organizations at the regional level chaired by Viktor Komarovsky, Senior Social Dialogue Expert of the TASIC project on Labour Legislation and Arbitration.
The successful seminar will be followed up, by a further regional activity within the project. It will take place in Rostov-on-Don at the end of November.