On August 24, 2017 in Ankara (Turkey) a bilateral agreement on cooperation between the Russian Trade Union of the Workers of Nuclear Power Engineering and Industry and the Turkey Energy, Water and Gas Workers' Union has been signed.
On the Russian side, the Agreement was signed by Igor Fomichev, chairman of the Russian Trade Union of the Workers of Nuclear Power Engineering and Industry, and on the Turkish side by Mustafa Sahin, chairman of the Turkey Energy, Water and Gas Workers' Union. Vladimir Diklov, chairman of the Belarusian Trade Union of Workers of Power Supply, Electrotechnical and Fuel Industries, attended the ceremony.
The parties intend to establish information exchange and provide solidarity support, both on a bilateral basis and within the framework of international professional centers. The partners agreed to share their expertise in protecting the economic, social and labor interests of workers in nuclear energy and industry, holding international forums and conferences on energy development and social partnership in the energy sector. Trade unions also plan to focus on establishing joint training programs for vocational guidance of young people, creating conditions for professional training of foreign specialists for nuclear energy and a number of other tasks that can influence the development of public and labor relations between Russia and Turkey.
"The signed agreement gave start to long-term cooperation between the trade unions of Russia and Turkey and will serve as a guarantor of fulfilling all the items hereof on the widest range of issues, whereas the mutual contacts will serve to strengthen solidarity and unity between related trade unions," commented Igor Fomichev.
The Russian Trade Union of the Workers of Nuclear Power Engineering and Industry was formed in March 1992, and it has been existing since January 1948 - from the time the filed was born at one of the sessions of the secretariat of the Central Committee of the CPSU (B) when "the proposal of the All-Union Central Soviet of Trade Unions (AUCCTU) to establish a position of an authorized representative of the the AUCCTU for the trade unions of the enterprises of the First Main Administration" was adopted.
It unites the primary trade-union organizations of the state unitary enterprises, organizations, institutions, educational institutions and joint-stock companies of the atomic complex of the country. It has a simple structure: primary for the Central Committee of the trade union where there are 154 primary trade union organizations directly connected to the Central Committee of the trade union.
The Russian Trade Union of the Workers of Nuclear Power Engineering and Industry unites 145 primary (unified) and territorial (city) trade union organizations directly connected to the Central Committee of the trade union.
In total, these organizations include 223,154 working members of the trade union. Trade union organizations have 70,492 unemployed pensioners and 5,919 students registered.
Total number of members of the trade union inclusive of non-working pensioners and students are 299565 people.
The Russian Trade Union of the Workers of Nuclear Power Engineering and Industrywas closely cooperates with the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia based on the bilateral agreement. Also, under this agreement, it works with the Moscow Federation of Trade Unions.
Priority in solving the statutory tasks for the Russian Trade Union of the Workers of Nuclear Power Engineering and Industrywas is the principle of social partnership. Since 2001 between the Ministry of Atomic Energy (then the Atomic Energy Agency, Rosatom State Corporation), the Employers' Union and the branch trade union there are the Industry Agreements.
The Russian Trade Union of the Workers of Nuclear Power Engineering and Industry is a full member of three international trade unions: the International Organization of Power Engineers and Miners, the World Council of Nuclear Workers and the International Energy Workers' Association of Right to Energy, and also collaborates with many other international trade union centers and organizations.