The reciprocal intergovernmental agreement on protection of Uzbek and Kazakh labor migrants in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, signed on April 15, 2019 during the state visit of President of Kazakhstan Kasim-Jomart Tukayev to Uzbekistan, took effect on April 4, 2021, Dunyo reported.
The document regulates the activities and remuneration of migrant workers, as well as the prevention of illegal labor activity in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
The agreement defines the following rights of labor migrants:
- to take leave in accordance with the legislation of the receiving state and the employment contract;
- to receive a guaranteed amount of free medical care for acute diseases that pose a threat to others in accordance with the list established by the legislation of the receiving state;
- to receive information from the competent authorities of the receiving state on the territory of the receiving state and the conditions and procedure for employment in it, as well as on the rights and obligations arising from its legislation.
Also, documents on education for the purpose of employment in the territory of the receiving state are recognized without the procedure of recognition of documents on education established by the legislation of the receiving state.
In this case, migrants educated in the field of pedagogy, medicine or pharmacy undergo the procedure of recognition of educational documents established by the legislation of the host country and are allowed to engage in relevant pedagogical, medical and pharmaceutical activities in accordance with the legislation of the host country.