The II Republican Conference of Industry Associations of the Republic of Kazakhstan took place on 25 February 2021. Organized by the National Confederation of Employers (Entrepreneurs) of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the International Labor Organization (ILO), the conference was held entirely online. This year's conference was devoted to problems and prospects of the development of employers' associations and social partnership systems.
The event was led by President of the National Confederation of Employers (Entrepreneurs) of Kazakhstan, member of the Council of the International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, member of the International Coordinating Council of Employers' Associations, Kadyr Baikenov.
The conference was attended by representatives of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the International Organization of Employers (IOE), the Croatian Association of Employers, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan (FTUK), republican industry associations, as well as heads of companies and enterprises of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Rafael Husyainshin, Deputy Managing Director for Cooperation with Regional and Industry Associations, was invited by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and spoke of the partnership development and the RSPP work with regional associations.
"In order to promote business interests and develop social partnership in the regions, according to the RSPP regional policy, we have established branches in 85 regions of Russia. These branches are all members of our organization. We assisted them in establishing regional employers' associations and fostering the development of a tripartism system. 20 committees and 29 sectoral commissions have been established in the RSPP to promote the interests of specific industries, discuss key problems and strategies of their development," said Rafael Husyainshin.
He also spoke about the activities of the Coordinating Council of the RSPP in combating the coronavirus infection and the Situation Center of the RSPP, as examples of effective collaboration of the industry unions and regional employers' associations with the RSPP in order to solve current business issues in the most efficient way.
"The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has shown how important it is for the industry and regional unions to collaborate and work with the state-level associations. With the help of the AI technologies, the RSPP Situation Center was created. In a gist, it is a specialized platform where all fundamental information about the current economic situation in Russia and abroad is monitored in real time. It should be noted that some of the important information is gathered there thanks to the data collected by the regional unions and offices of the RSPP", stressed Raphael Husyainshin.