Agro-Industry Trade Unions
The union of agro-industry workers is one of the oldest in Russia. His story began in 1919, when the All-Russian Congress of the Agricultural Workers ' Union and the All-Russian Congress of the Food Workers ' Union took place in Petrograd. Subsequently, the Trade Union, which represented the interests of rural labourers and food-processing workers, has repeatedly consolidated and disbanded on a territorial and sectoral basis, changed the names and organizational structure. The last such transformation took place in 1986, when the Union of Agro-industry Workers of the USSR.
The Russian Federation ' s Agro-Industry Union currently brings together more than a million workers in agriculture and related industries, food and processing industries, students and students in the industry in 80 regions of the Russian Federation and is a member organization of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia.
The Trade Union comprises more than 8,000 primary organizations and more than 800 territorial organizations, district, interdistrict, urban, regional, provincial and republican. The highest governing body of the Trade Union is the Convention, which is convened every five years.
The main tasks of the APC Union of Workers are the protection of social and labour rights and the representation of the interests of workers and veterans of the industry, young people of specialized higher and secondary education institutions, to participate in the design and implementation of social programmes aimed at improving the quality of life of agro-industrial workers.
In order to develop civilized labour relations and improve the social partnership system, the Union is involved in the development and adoption of sectoral tripartite agreements at the federal and territorial levels. Each year, with the participation of primary trade union organizations in industry enterprises, there are over 7,000 collective agreements.
The most important areas of activity of the Trade Union are participation in the settlement of collective disputes, the organization and conduct of mass events (follows, rallies, demonstrations, marches, pickets), participation in the drafting of laws and other regulations on social and labour issues, including labour and environmental protection, the monitoring of compliance by employers and their representatives with labour laws, the establishment of legal services and the provision of advice to members of legal and professional interests.