State labor inspectors had prevented the layoffs of 5 thousand workers. This was reported by Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Tamara Duissenova during the Government hour in the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

“In the current year, taking into account the information from the maps of labor risks, labor inspectors had for the first time visited 149 enterprises, which according to the new norms of the Labor Code, have harmful and dangerous working conditions, and issued about 300 recommendations on compliance with labor safety standards to employers, without issuing punitive sanctions. Of these, about 240 have been executed. The meetings of the tripartite commissions have inspected 294 enterprises with current wage debts. In the 8 months of this year, 2.2 billion tenge of wage arrears to 17 000 employees have been repaid. Measures have been taken to prevent the layoff of 5000 employees of 396 enterprises that planned the release of workers. 250 enterprises with more than 100 employees are classified as at risk, as they often violate labor and social legislation,” – T .Duissenova said.

The Minister also said that in the current year the State Inspectors have conducted 539 scheduled inspections and visits to enterprises. That is, the number of inspections decreased more than threefold compared to 2014. The inspections were carried out only at the enterprises included in the risk group. At the same time, 5136 unscheduled inspections were conducted in accordance with citizens' appeals. A large part of them are comprised of issues of hiring and firing, along which more than 6000 violations were found in 4000 enterprises. As a result of inspections, fines were imposed in the amount of 326 million tenge, 761 cases were transferred to law enforcement agencies, 161 officials were dismissed from their posts.

KAZINFORM 

Published: 09 October 2017

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