Employee of gold mining company fired for establishing trade union in Kyrgyzstan.
Employee of LLC "Altynken" (field Taldybulak
Levoberezhny) Turatkan Arykbaev was illegally dismissed on June 27 due
to active participation in social activities, said the Chairman of the
Central Committee of the Mining and Metallurgical Union of Kyrgyzstan
Eldar Tadjibaev. Workers of the enterprise created a trade union in
order to protect their labor rights on June 14, whose chairman was a
unanimously elected Arykbaev. "Immediately after the administration
learned of the creation of union, the union activists were suppressed
and faced psychological pressure and demand to exit from the union.
President of the union committee was asked to write a letter of
resignation, but when he refused to resign he was fired for not
succeeding in trial period. Moreover, the administration made some
serious violations of procedure and termination of employment contract," said the statement.Prosecutor General, Ministry of
Natural Resources of Kyrgyzstan, and the State Labor Inspectorate of the
KR are engaged in solving this social conflict at the enterprise now,
said Tadjibaev. Mining and Metallurgical Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan is
preparing an order to cancel the order and the reappointment of Arykbaev
to previously held position as well as an appeal to the foreign
investors to remove the head from office for violating the
constitutional rights of citizens of Kyrgyzstan.
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