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Meeting with Chairman of Federation of Independent Trade Unions Mikhail Shmakov

September 13, 2017

Vladimir Putin had a working meeting with Chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions Mikhail Shmakov. The discussion focused, in particular, on bringing the minimum wage up to the minimum subsistence level.

Tags: trade unions

Meeting with Chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions Mikhail Shmakov

August 31, 2016

Late last night, Vladimir Putin met with Chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia Mikhail Shmakov to discuss further measures to reduce wage arrears.

Tags: budget, labour market, trade unions

Meeting with Chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia Mikhail Shmakov

February 9, 2016

Vladimir Putin had a meeting with Chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia Mikhail Shmakov to discuss trade unions’ proposals regarding factors that need to be considered in the anti-crisis programme that is being developed.

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Meeting with Chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions Mikhail Shmakov

September 17, 2015

Vladimir Putin and Mikhail Shmakov discussed the issues of safeguarding the interests of workers in current economic situation.

Tags: pensions, social services, trade unions

Meeting with BRICS trade union representatives

July 9, 2015

Vladimir Putin met with trade union representatives from the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

Tags: trade unions, Republic of Bashkortostan

Meeting with Chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia Mikhail Shmakov

April 13, 2015

Vladimir Putin met with Chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia Mikhail Shmakov.

Tags: trade unions

Meeting with participants in the Labour 20 Summit

November 15, 2014

Vladimir Putin had a meeting with participants in the Labour 20 Summit.

Tags: foreign policy, trade unions, Australia

Meeting with Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia chairman Mikhail Shmakov

November 5, 2014

Vladimir Putin met with Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia chairman Mikhail Shmakov.

Tags: labour market, trade unions

Meeting with representatives of Russia’s Federation of Independent Trade Unions

May 1, 2014

Vladimir Putin met with representatives of regional and industrial trade union organisations of Russia.

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Meeting with G20 business and trade union representatives

September 6, 2013

On the second day of the G20 summit, the G20 leaders met with business and trade union representatives from the G20 countries.

Tags: economy and finance, foreign policy, G20, investment, trade unions

Meeting with APEC member economies’ trade union leaders

September 3, 2012

Vladimir Putin met with members of the Asia Pacific Labour Network of the ICFTU (International Confederation of Free Trade Unions) in the run-up to the APEC summit in Vladivostok.

Tags: APEC, trade unions

Meeting with Chairman of the Independent Trade Unions Federation Mikhail Shmakov

July 13, 2012

Vladimir Putin and Mikhail Shmakov discussed trade unions’ activities and support measures for different economic sectors in connection with Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organisation.

Tags: economy and finance, trade unions

Dmitry Medvedev took part in a Spring and Labour Day march

May 1, 2012

Dmitry Medvedev took part in a May Day march organised by the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia.

Tags: trade unions

Meeting with the G20 Trade Unions Summit delegates

November 3, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev met with trade union leaders from the G20 countries.

Tags: foreign policy, G20, trade unions

Meeting with trade union leaders

July 21, 2011

Issues discussed included improving workers’ financial conditions, employers’ provision of social guarantees, possible effects of Russia's further integration into the global economy on workers’ social situation, as well as social protection mechanisms and forms of organisation of the working process for new categories of workers that have emerged from the introduction of modern technologies.

Tags: labour market, social services, trade unions

Meeting on improving labour conditions

April 5, 2011

Salaries, improving workers’ social status, vocational training, economic incentives for employers to improve labour conditions and safety, and monitoring compliance with legislation were the subjects of discussion.

Tags: industry, labour market, professional training, regions, trade unions

Presidential instructions following meeting with trade unions leaders

December 24, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev approved a list of instructions issued following a December 15 meeting with trade unions leaders

Tags: social services, trade unions

Meeting with trade union leaders

December 15, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev discussed the economic and social results of the year, the labour market situation, labour migration issues, and economic modernisation with Russia’s trade union leaders. 

Tags: migration, professional training, trade unions

Ratification of Workers' Representatives Convention

July 1, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev signed law ratifying Workers' Representatives Convention which grants workers' representatives certain rights that allow them to fulfil their functions quickly and efficiently.

Tags: trade unions