Following the ideas of the WFTU International Conference on the problems of labor migration, which took place in Brussels in May, 2013, the joint workshop of different Trade Unions and scientists on the problems of labor migration in Russia was held in Moscow June,15,2013. Nothing of the kind took place during the last 23 years.
The initiative belonging to the WFTU affiliates Trade Unions of labor migrants and “Zashita” and was supported by other institutes and trade unions.
More than 60 trade unionists and scientists, including a trade unionist from Canada had a 9-hour discussion on the problems of labor migration, the legislation, the position of migrant workers in Russia and the struggle for their labor and social rights, the ways of involving the labor migrants in the trade unions in different sectors.
seminarrussia.jpgIn most part of interventions it was stated, that the problems could not be finally solved in the framework of the capitalist system and that the demolition of the Soviet Union is the real reason of the existing problem of labor migration in modern Russia.
The Joint statement of the Labor migrants Trade Union and other Trade unions “For the equal Labor and Social rights” with the call to all Russian trade unions to join this struggle was adopted.
It was decided to organize such workshops in future and to organize the big Conference on these problems with the participation of the Trade Unions from the native countries of the labor migrants before the end of 2013.