Workers of a foundry and mechanical plant in Kazakhstan's Zhezkazgan demand from the Kazakhmys corporation a 100% increase in wages and a change in the management of the enterprise.
In addition, metallurgists demand the introduction of food stamps for all employees, an increase in vacation up to 30 days, a 100% sick leave payment, a social package, the exclusion of deduction from salaries for medical insurance.
Workers refused to go to work until their demands were met.
As reported, this morning the government of Kazakhstan resigned amid massive protests in the republic. The corresponding decree was signed by the head of state Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
“Accept the resignation of the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Temporarily assign the duties of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Smailov Alikhan Askhanovich. Members of the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan to continue to fulfill their duties until the approval of the new composition, ”the decree says.