At the suggestion of the chairman of the trade union organization of the staff of the Dagestan University Ahmed Aliyev and the management of the university, the second congress of the Council of the chairmen of the trade union organizations was held on September 13-15, 1989 in Makhachkala on the basis of the Dagestan State University named after V.I. Lenin. This congress played an extremely important role in the creation of the Association. The congress was attended by the chairmen of trade unions of 40 universities from 9 republics of the USSR. In Makhachkala, the Presidium of the Council of Chairmen of Trade Unions of the Universities of the country was elected. The success of the congress in Makhachkala was largely due to the chairman of the trade union committee of the University of Dagestan, Akhmed Aliyev, the rector of the DSU Akhmed Magomedov, and the chairman of the trade union of students Magomed Aybatov.
The following issues were on the agenda of the congress: problems of legal and social protection of members of the university trade union; experience in solving social issues at the universities of the country; the role of trade union committees in the development of the process of democratization of university staff and the election of the Presidium of chairpersons of trade unions of universities in the country.
The following persons made speeches at the meeting of the Council of Chairmen: Vasiliev V.A. – Chairman of the trade union committee of the Chuvash State University; Gadzhiev S.M.S. – Chairman of the Dagestan Regional Committee of the Trade Union of Education Employees of the Higher School and Secondary Special Institutions; Glebets V.I. – Chairman of the trade union committee of the Irkutsk State University; Guskov V.P. – chairman of the Trade Union of Moscow State University, Yeremeev S.G. – Chairman of the trade union of the Leningrad State University; Kalustian L.Kh. – Chairman of the Odessa State University; Kotlobovsky I.B. – Deputy Chairman of the Trade Union of the Moscow State University; Magomedov A.M. – Rector of the Dagestan University, as well as many others.
In Makhachkala, an executive body was elected for the period of work between congresses – the Presidium of the Council of Chairmen of trade unions of universities of the country. Chairman of the Council was elected Chairman of the Trade Union of Moscow State University V.P. Guskov.
According to the results of the congress, the following documents were adopted: Appeal of the leaders of university student trade union organizations to the USSR Supreme Council and an open letter to the chairman of the USSR State Committee on Public Education and Science, G. Yagodin. In these documents, the attention of management was drawn to the deteriorating social security of students and teachers.
The congress convincingly demonstrated the vital need to unite the trade union committees of the country’s universities. The hospitality of the Dagestan land was remembered for a long time by all participants of the congress. At the suggestion of Musa Yuldashev, the chairman of the trade union organization of the University of Samarkand, Samarkand State University was elected as the venue for the 3rd congress.