Right to trade union activities
In December 2020, a lawsuit was filed by the municipal authorities in Shymkent, requesting the suspension of the activities of the Industrial Trade Union of Fuel and Economic Complex Workers. This complaint was promoted by three companies, the Oil Construction Company LLP, the West Oil LLP and Bozashy Trans Kurylys LLP, which claimed that the union’s founding documents and structure failed to reflect the changes required by the new legislation. After a speedy trial, which began on 20 January 2021, the court decided to suspend the union’s registration. An appeal against this decision was lodged.