December 15, 2021
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.
August 31, 2021
Inflation Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Fuels Labor Unrest in Kazakhstan
By Elvira Kalmurzaeva
In the first half of 2021, there were more strikes in Kazakhstan than in the entire 2018 to 2020 period.
July 02, 2019
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.
June 16, 2017
Kazakhstan’s Labor Union Crackdown Draws International Criticism
By Casey Michel
The International Labor Organization notes “serious obstacles” to establishment of unions.