The Confederation of Labour of Russia (KTR) supports the campaign against forced labor and persecution of human rights defenders in Uzbekistan. The country officials have created one of the largest public systems of forced labor, designed to ensure the production of cotton—the "white gold" of Uzbekistan.
In relation to the terrorist act that happened Octobet, 10th in Ankara, the president of the Confederation of Labour of Russia (KTR) Boris Kravchenko sent an appeal to the leaders of the Confederation of Public Service Unions of Turkey (KESK) and the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DISK).
In January 2014, at the request of the Confederation of Labour of Russia (KTR) and the pilots union at Aeroflot (ShPLS), the LabourStart launched an online campaign demanding the release of jailed union leaders Alexei Shlyapnokov, Valeriy Pimoshenko and Sergei Knyshov, and the ITF Civil Aviation Section supported this campaign. This week, the court of appeals overturned their sentences and all three were sent home. They are under a kind of house arrest, and there will be a new trial.
On August 28 2015, two IUF affiliates representing Danone workers in Russia—Novoprof and AIWUR—ratified a new national agreement with Danone Russia. The agreement aims to clarify the provisions of Danone—IUF 1997 agreement applied in case of changes in activities related to employment or terms of employment and interpret it in a way to be fully implemented in line with the national legislation and local context.