EU and ILO joint project on labour migration hosts training for trade unions in Astana

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ASTANA. January 18. KAZINFORM - On Tue, 18 January 2011, Central Asian project "Regulating Labour Migration as an Instrument of Development and Regional Cooperation in Central Asia" hosts training for trade unions.

This training focuses on improvement of consultation mechanisms with social partners in formulation of national migration policy and regulation of labour migration processes. This training involves 25 representatives of Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan (FTU) directly engaged in labour migration issues.

This training session is supposed to end up a series of workshops for trade unions that were held in Dushanbe (Tajikistan) and Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) on 15 and 17 January 2011, accordingly.

This training session is designed to strengthen the trade union movement's capacities to participate in shaping of migration policy, promoting sound labour migration practices, reaching out to migrant workers.

The training session generates recommendations to facilitate social dialogue among tripartite constituents under the framework of labour migration regulation that will be followed-up by Sub-regional seminar on legislation on 15-17 February 2011.

Nowadays migration for employment and its linkages with development has emerged as a global issue. It is a human and economic phenomenon, which requires legal frameworks protecting human and labour rights. In this sense, the role of ILO tripartite constituents represented by governments, trade unions and confederation of employers, is crucial in formulating migration policy.

The project "Regulating Labour Migration as an Instrument of Development and Regional Cooperation in Central Asia" is implemented by International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan (FTU), and funded by the European Union (EU) to the tune of EUR 959 662. The project started in 2008 and will continue for three years, the ILO National Project's press release reads.

For further information you may contact Ms. Elena Murzina, ILO National Project Coordinator at g8moscow@ilo.org .

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