The Committee for labor and social affairs under the Legislative chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan together with the Ministry of labour and the Federation of trade unions of Uzbekistan held a round table on the theme "Prospects of ratified conventions of the International Labour Organization".
The event saw deputies of the Legislative chamber, representatives of relevant ministries and agencies, sector specialists, members of public expert groups under the Committee, representatives of the media.
The round table was devoted to assessing the status of implementation of ILO standards on labour protection, social protection of workers and collective bargaining, in particular, the possibility of ratification of conventions 81, 129, 132, 144 and 183, as well as recommendations and suggestions.
As pointed out in the beginning of the event, the ILO being a specialized Agency of the UN, seeks the promotion of social justice, universally recognized human rights and rights at work. ILO was founded in 1919 and is the first specialized Agency included in 1946 in the UN system. Currently 187 countries are members of this organization. In March 1992, Uzbekistan became a full member of this organization.
International treaties signed by the Republic of Uzbekistan and the ILO Convention ratified by Uzbekistan play an important role in the regulation of labor relations.
In particular, as stated in article 10 of the Labour code, if an international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan or ILO Convention ratified by Uzbekistan have established more favorable rules for employees in comparison with the legislative or other normative acts on labor of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the rules of international treaties or Convention shall be considered as effective.
The ILO Decent Work Programme for 2014-2016 signed on 25 April 2014 between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the ILO, as well as Complex of additional measures for implementation of conventions ratified by Uzbekistan define objectives for cooperation in matters of improving labor legislation, including a number of ILO conventions.
As was pointed out at the event, it is necessary to strengthen attention to the possibility of ratifying the ILO Conventions "On labour inspection in industry and trade", "On trilateral consultations", as well as "On maternity protection" and continue to implement them in national legislation.
The ratification of the ILO Conventions will serve to improve the national legislation, the fruitful introduction of international standards.
According to suggestions at the event, the ratification of these Conventions will raise the rule of law in the area of labor and control over its execution to a qualitatively new level, will ensure the rights of citizens in the sphere of labour and employment.
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