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2 Aug 2022

Радио Азаттык

Kazakhstan: Hundreds of KTZ railway workers protest demanding higher salaries, co. cites lack of funds

[Translation prepared by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]

Hundreds of railway workers in Beyneu demand higher salaries, KTZ refers to "lack of funds", 2 August 2022

...[In] Mangistau region about 300 employees of the Beyneu track of the Mangistau branch of the main line have suspended work demanding a 100 percent wage increase, local news websites report. The strikers say that the issue of wage increases remains unresolved pointing to the possible inaction of the management. The parent company denies these allegations.

...In April 2022, according to the press service of KTZ, a conciliation commission was established, "within the framework of which measures were taken to satisfy a number of legitimate demands of workers."

At the same time, according to the press service, the company cannot fulfill the requirements of the initiative group for a 100% wage increase"due to lack of financial resources"...

“The company maintains an open dialogue with its employees and takes all possible measures to resolve the situation in the legal field,” says the press service of KTZ...