Declaration by the international commission of the central council of the University Solidarity trade union, on the repression of educational employees in Turkey

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.

The KTR-affiliated Novoprof is supporting and organizing workers at the Moscow restaurants of the international fast food chain Sbarro, where workers have not been paid since July 2015.

Chairman of the Seafarers' Union of Russia (SUR) Far Eastern Organization Nikolay Sukhanov informs that the SUR Far Eastern Organization received a message of thanks from the crewmembers of the above vessel.

Confederation of Labour of Russia (KTR) and Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK) issued the joint statement about the recent developments in Syria and its effects on the international arena, including Turkey—Russia relations.

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).

Russian authorities will reverse a number of controversial cost-cutting measures following protests, work stoppages and even hunger strike action by beleaguered health care staff.

On 22 September, Alexander Kruglov, an air controller, Svetlana Krivsun, a trainee of the air control department, and Roman Dunayev, the chief of flights at Vnukovo have been released as the maximum allowable term for keeping them in custody has expired.

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.

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