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Resetting Employment Relations. Finding a Balance of Interests Between Employers and Employees in the New Reality

Sunday, April 12
13:45 - 14:45

The current situation all over the world could be called a challenge, including for existing employment relations. Entire industries have faced work stoppage, especially in services and entertainment, and most of them are SMBs. There are examples of targeted business support, tax cuts on the one hand and reneging on excessive profits and wage cuts by agreement between employers and employees on the other hand.

  • How to preserve your business and discharge obligations to employees?
  • What amendments to employment laws are now possible or permitted?
  • Distance working formats – what to do about holidays, sick leaves, workplace equipment?
  • Are employment contracts going to be squeezed out by services agreements?

Video message

Anton Kotyakov

Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation (video message)


Mikhail Ivankov

Head, Federal Service for Labour and Employment of the Russian Federation


Nikolai Gladkov

Secretary, Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR)

Olga Koulaeva

Director, ILO Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Nina Kuzmina

Deputy Chair of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR), Deputy Union Coordinator – Member of the Russian Trilateral Commission on the Regulation of Social and Labour Relations

Marina Moskvina

Managing Director of the Department of Labor Market and Social Partnership of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Member of the Russian Tripartite Commission on Regulation of Social and Labor Relations

Vsevolod Vukolov

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation

* The Programme may be subject to change