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Vladimir Putin met with representatives of the G20 trade union summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the participants of the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. The head of state noted that the Russian leadership is constantly in contact with the trade unions.

“We always proceed from the fact that it is impossible to effectively and fundamentally solve employment issues without trade unions,” Putin stressed.

According to the president, a tripartite commission with participation of trade unions, authorities and employers operates in Russia, more than 190 labor agreements have been signed, which cover more than 90% of employees.

“We have big plans in this sense, we set ourselves the task of creating new modern jobs - about 25 million, and unemployment is at a fairly low level - 5,2%. I am very pleased to see you and listen to your thoughts on our joint work and the organization of our interaction, ”Putin added.

Today, the Russian president will take part in the first working meeting of the G20 summit, in the evening he will continue to discuss topical issues with his participants at a working dinner. On Sunday, the second meeting will be held, followed by a working lunch.

In Australia, Putin met with the heads of the BRICS states, he also has other meetings scheduled, in particular, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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