On March 19, 2021, employees of Indorama Agro in Sardoba district of Syrdarya region held a meeting to adopt the statute of Uzbekistan’s first democratically elected independent trade union. Xalq Birligi (People’s Unity), will represent some 500 employees of Indorama Agro who have repeatedly complained of low wages, harsh working conditions, job cuts, the use of seasonal contracts for permanent employees, denying workers social protections, and retaliations against complainants. The union is the first of its kind in Uzbekistan and is a seminal moment for the right of workers to organize. It is also a unique opportunity for the Government of Uzbekistan to demonstrate that it is committed to implementing ILO Convention 98 which Uzbekistan ratified in 1992.