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Anti-union laws have punished Kazakhstan�s workers. But the fight isn�t over [CALRMM]  ActNOW!  2022-08-13

Government apologized to well-known journalists Seitkazy and Aset Matayev [Central Asia Labour Rights Monitoring Mission] 2022-07-25

Рolice detain, fine journalist covering Zhanaozen rallies [Eurasianet] 2019-03-13

Court rejects union leader's appeal for justice [IndustriALL]  ActNOW!  2017-10-10

Trade Union Leader's Sentence Confirmed, Family and Union Representatives Threatened [ITUC]  ActNOW!  2017-10-05

Ten years after the Zhanaozen massacre: oil workers' fight to organise goes on [CALRMM] 2021-12-16

10 years after the Zhanaozen massacre: oil workers' fight to organise goes on [People & Nature] 2021-12-15

Workers' Rights Denied: Zhanaozen's Legacy [The Diplomat] 2021-12-16

Who fired the shots? Ten years after the Zhanaozen massacre oil workers' fight to organis [The Ecologist] 2021-12-17

Workers' Rights Crackdown Under Fresh Scrutiny [HRW] 2019-06-11

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Anti-union laws have punished Kazakhstan�s workers. But the fight isn�t over  ActNOW!  2022-08-13 [CALRMM]

Government apologized to well-known journalists Seitkazy and Aset Matayev 2022-07-25 [Central Asia Labour Rights Monitoring Mission]

Respect freedom of association! 2022-06-08 [IndustriALL]

Kazakhstan From Belarus to Iran: Three Campaigns Combat Violence Against Trade Union Leaders  ActNOW!  2022-05-31 [Davar]

Free the worker activist Erzhan Elshibayev  ActNOW!  2022-05-05 [Central Asia Labour Rights Monitoring Mission]

Hundreds Rally In Restive Kazakh Town Following Deadly Mass Protests 2022-02-13 [Central Asia Labour Rights Monitoring Mission]

Asia Kazakhstan: a breach of the social contract and the end of a political cycle 2022-02-10 [Equal Times]

Unions push for labour reforms to address public unrest 2022-01-22 [BWI]

Unions push for labour reforms to address public unrest 2022-01-21 [BWI]

Democracy and workers' rights are the main guarantees of peace and stability in Kazakhstan 2022-01-20 [IUF]

Russia A Communique by the Confederation of Labor of Russia (KTR) on the events in Kazakhstan 2022-01-17 [KTR]

WFTU: Solidarity statement with the people of Kazakhstan 2022-01-17 [WFTU]

Russia 'Lessons of Kazakhstan': the FNPR assessed the events 2022-01-16 [Central Asia Labour Rights Monitoring Mission]

Violence and repression of media grows amid anti-government protests 2022-01-15 [IFJ]

Respect democracy and fundamental rights 2022-01-15 [Central Asia Labour Rights Monitoring Mission]

Kazakhstan: ITUC demands inquiry into killings 2022-01-13 [ITUC]

Government must respect democracy and fundamental rights 2022-01-12 [IndustriALL]

Fundamental change needed 2022-01-12 [ITUC]

Kazakstan: Fundamental change needed 2022-01-12 [ITUC]

Kazakh president gives shoot-to kill order to quell protests 2022-01-07 [Reuters]

Russia sends troops to put down Khazakstan uprising as fresh violence erupts 2022-01-07 [Reuters]

Kazakh Oil, Gas Facility Workers Go On Strike As Rallies Continue In Republic - Reports 2022-01-06 [UrduPoint / CNN]

Global 10 Years Later, Many Questions Remain About The Zhanaozen Violence 2021-12-19 [RFE RL]

Global Who fired the shots? Ten years after the Zhanaozen massacre oil workers' fight to organis 2021-12-17 [The Ecologist]

Ten years after the Zhanaozen massacre: oil workers' fight to organise goes on 2021-12-16 [CALRMM]

Global Workers' Rights Denied: Zhanaozen's Legacy 2021-12-16 [The Diplomat]

Kazakhstan needs strong unions 2021-12-16 [IndustriALL]

Global 10 years after the Zhanaozen massacre: oil workers' fight to organise goes on 2021-12-15 [People & Nature]

Global Remembering Zhanaozen 2021-12-15 [CA Labour Rights Mission]

Union joins global ratification campaign of ILO Convention 190 2021-06-26 [BWI]

Respect union rights! 2021-06-16 [IndustriALL]

COTU (K) S.G meets designated delegates to the 109th International Labour Conference (ILC) 2021-05-22 [COTU]

Global unions condemn government attacks on unions  ActNOW!  2021-02-05 [ITUC]

Global Threat against fuel and energy workers union  ActNOW!  2021-02-04 [ITUC - PERC]

Kazakhstan must stop attacks on unions  ActNOW!  2021-02-04 [IndustriALL]

Independent Union Under Threat of Suspension 2021-01-28 [Human Rights Watch]

Safety at Workplace 2020-07-25 [COTU]

Kazakh union leader Erlan Baltabay released 2020-03-24 [IndustriALL]

Union develop strategies against gender-based violence 2020-02-29 [BWI]

Union develop strategies against gender-based violence 2020-02-23 [BWI]

They shot to kill: the massacre of Kazakhstan's striking oil workers, eight years on 2020-01-14 [Opendemocracy]

Global Pilots on Bek Air flight Z2100 2020-01-07 [IFALPA]

Kazakh leader remains in custody on politically motivated charges  ActNOW!  2019-12-20 [IndustriALL]

Kazakhstan Железнодорожные профсоюзы Киргизии и Казахстана организуются и готовятся к новым вызовам 2019-11-08 [ITF]

Kazakh union leader Erlan Baltabay imprisoned again  ActNOW!  2019-11-02 [IndustriALL]

Kazakhstan Rail unions in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan organise for new challenges 2019-10-25 [ITF]

Union leader Erlan Baltabay imprisoned again 2019-10-21 [ITUC]

Solidarity works: jailed union leader freed 2019-09-12 [IAMAW]

Solidarity works: jailed union leader freed in Kazakhstan 2019-08-12 [ITUC]

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