Application of key labour law provisions during the COVID-19 pandemic in Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and the Russian Federation
26 October 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented countries with unprecedented challenges. While understandable given the unprecedented scale of the economic impact, one of the questions that can be asked in this respect is whether businesses that terminated workers and/or reduced their working hours, did so in compliance with the requirements of the labour laws of their respective countries. To shed some light on this question, the ILO commissioned research in five countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, namely Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Federation. Researchers considered whether or not key provisions related to 1) the termination of employment; 2) the reduction of working hours; 3) annual leave; and 4) emergency provisions (i.e. state of emergency, force majeure, etc.) were applied in practiceю Based on the findings of the research, the report recommends that Government, in consultation with the social partners, ensure that legislative frameworks are emergency responsive and that a strategic compliance system is in place within which relevant institutions, such as courts and labour inspection services, can provide effective compliance guidance through the provision of advisory services and effective enforcement.
Enabling environment for sustainable and resilient enterprises generating employment and decent work in the COVID-19 post-crisis recovery
29 September 2021
ILO Launches a Flagship Course for Social Partners to Boost Interaction with UN System
25 September 2021
On 8-24 September 2021, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Training Center in Turin (ITCILO) organized an online training for social partners under the title of “Making the voices of social partners count in UN processes”. The course sought to build the capacities of the social partners in the sub-region to actively participate in the UN reform processes at the national level and meaningfully contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Newsletter #2 - Juny 2021
15 July 2021
Towards integrated strategy for the transition to formality: road maps for Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
17 May 2021
The South-South triangular cooperation initiative in Eastern Europe and Central Asia aims to facilitate knowledge-exchange and mutual learning to promote the development of coherent and integrated strategies to facilitate the transition to formality in four countries with the among the higher informality rates in the region: Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan. The initiative launched by the ILO Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in partnership with the ILO South-South Cooperation Unit based in Geneva, include knowledge-sharing workshops; comparative analysis of policy measures and institutional arrangements to increase formalization and assessment of their effectiveness; and country-to-country peer learning and exchange of expertise and good practices applied by constituents. The present report identify the current progress in the four selected countries according to the responses provided to a questionnaire survey sent in the second semester of 2020, which enabled a self-assessment on critical policy measures, ranging from detection of informality and sanctions to incentives to formalization.
ILO Moscow Manual for Public Employment Services
23 April 2021
Statement by the ILO Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, Heinz Koller
Video: Impact of COVID-19 on Employment and Labour Market in the Kyrgyz Republic. Results of the Rapid Assessment
23 April 2021
The video summarises the results of the rapid assessment of COVID-19 employment and labour market impacts in Kyrgyzstan to appraise the current and expected effects of this social, economic and employment crisis, and propose policy responses for efficient recovery.
Newsletter #1 - March 2021
21 April 2021
ILO Presents a Flagship Training Manual for Public Employment Services
16 April 2021
The ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia is pleased to announce the launch of its flagship publication “Public Employment Services and the Future of Work. Training Manual for the CIS Regional Network for Youth Employment Promotion”.
Kyrgyzstan: TVET institutions align their enrolment with results of the analysis of demand for the skilled labour force
30 March 2021
The capital city of Kyrgyzstan hosted an on-line meeting to discuss the report entitled “Analysis of demand for skilled labour force and demand-driven TVET enrolment planning in Djalal-Abad region”.