On November 25, the Committee of the Oliy Majlis Senate on Judicial and Legal Issues and Anti-Corruption, as well as a number of senators and representatives of the standing committees of the Jokargy Kenes of Karakalpakstan and the regional, district and town kengashes held a meeting on the new Labour Code of Uzbekistan, the press office of the Senate reports.
According to the participants in the meeting, the 1995 Labour Code neither met modern realities of the domestic labour market nor provided for new forms of labour insertion of citizens.
The new Labour Code of Uzbekistan comprises 2 parts, 34 chapters and 621 articles. The legislative practices of such countries as Germany, Sweden, Norway, the UK, Latvia, Estonia, the Republic of Korea and a number of CIS states were adopted to develop the new Labour Code.
A separate part of the document deals with employment, individual labour relations, vocational training and retraining, as well as labour regulation of certain categories of employees and the protection of labour rights.
The amendments to the Labour Code will allow better maintaining a balance between the interests of employees and employers and contribute to developing new forms of employment and social protection.