What a National Tragedy Says About Labor Rights in Kazakhstan
By Alva Omarova
Workers’ rights and safety have been routinely neglected both by private companies and the state, resulting in tragedies like the fire that killed 46 miners last month.
Workers’ Rights Denied in Kazakhstan: Zhanaozen’s Legacy
By Mihra Rittmann
The trajectory of labor rights restriction in Kazakhstan can be traced to what happened in Zhanaozen in 2011 -- and the aftermath.
Mass Brawl at Kazakh Oil Field Unveils Labor Dissatisfaction
By Paolo Sorbello
Sparked by a selfie, the brawl highlighted malaise over unequal working conditions between local and foreign workers in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan’s Labor Union Crackdown Draws International Criticism
By Casey Michel
The International Labor Organization notes “serious obstacles” to establishment of unions.