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Today, at the premises of Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia (KSS), Executive Board of KSS held a meeting with Mr. Magnus Berge, a specialist in workers’s activities of International Labor Organization for Central and Eastern Europe. At the meeting was discussed about the problems that Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia is facing in terms of violating workers’ rights, disabling the right of free association, interfering in organizing union and union activities, inability to prove representativeness and inability tо collect the list of the members. A discussion was opened about the problems that branch unions of KSS are facing,…

Call for Expression of Interest Service needs assessment for the Trade Unions in North Macedonia Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia – KSS  Background A number of progress reports by the European Commission indicate a need to further develop social dialogue among the social partners in North Macedonia. To this end, the International Labour Organization assists the country in its endeavors to advance the social dialogue as an essential element of the European Social Model, which promotes competitiveness, sharing of gains and enhancing economic prosperity and social well-being. This assistance is channeled through the project Strengthening Social Dialogue, funded…

MAY DAY PROCLAMATION LONG LIVE MAY DAY – LABOR DAY! Today, let us remember the struggle of our brothers and sisters who, through very difficult battles, gave sacrifices for a more dignified value of labor. Basic labor rights are earned with blood, and therefore we have the obligation to fight to preserve them. Everything else is a betrayal of the past, a betrayal of the worker! Therefore, today we will mention with our families, friends, colleagues, and once again, we will give the vow that we will work with dignity, devotion, fairness and honesty every day of the year only in…

No job should take away safety, health and the wellbeing or life of the workers. Every day around the globe 7500 people die due to unsafe and unhealthy working environments and 1 million workers get injured at work. Workers in Macedonia are also part of this statistics which shows the increased number of accidents at work and people who have died at work. The Law on Occupational Safety and Health, which was adopted in 2007 and which was harmonized with the European legislation, which has undergone a number of changes, is not fully implemented. Besides legal regulations as well as the…

On April 17, 2019 in h. Thessaloniki was held a tripartite workshop on favorable business climate for the development of sustainable enterprises. Representatives from KSS took part in the workshop. The workshop was first presented by Severin Debo, Global Coordinator of the International Labor Organization – ILO for a favorable business climate for sustainable enterprises (EESE). He gave an introduction to the concept and methodology of the ILO for Evaluation of Favorable Business Climate and Sustainable Enterprises (EESE). Later on, Nikica Kisinikova, who is an external associate of the ILO, presented the key findings from the comparative analysis of…

Ана Јанкулоска, дел од младинската секција при Конфедерацијата на слободни синдикати на Македонија зема учество на Европската младинска академија за работа на иднината. Академијата се одржа од 1-58 април во Интернациналиот тренинг центар на Меѓународната организација на трудот во Торино, Италија.На академијата учествуваа вкупно 52 претставнции од цела Европа и експерти од областа на работните односи од целиот свет. Главните теми за кои се разговараше беа дигитализацијата и модерното општество, одржрлив развој и цели на младите работници, предизвиците на младите луѓе во модерното доба, родово еднаквост кај младите луѓе, младите и миграцијата и слични теми од областа на младите. Од…

On 6th of april 2019,Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia held a protest in Kumanovo, which began at 12.10 o’clock at the main city square in Kumanovo, KSS reiterated its demands such as increasing wages according to the increase in the minimum wage, the stop for transfer from public to private sector, K-15 for the public sector, job security and decent pay. The President Blagoja Ralpovski addressed the protest, pointing out that the KSS will stand in defense of workers’ rights and highlighted that the protests will continue during the presidential election campaign. He also said that KSS demands,…

On 05.04.2019 in the offices of SONK was held press conference at which was announced the protest of KSS that is going to be held on 06.04.2019 in Kumanovo that will start on 12,10 on the city Square. President of KSS,  Blagoja Ralpovski emphasized the demands that the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia has been asking publicly for over a year, through protests, as well as through social dialogue to improve the rights of employees in the public sector, such as harmonizing wages according to the increase of the minimum wage, the payment of k-15 to public sector…

KSS held a event on 8-th of March under the motto “We don’t want flowers, we want more rights” On the occasion of March 8 – International Women’s Day, the women’s section of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia held an event under the motto “We Do not Want Flowers, We Want More Rights”, in Park Zena-Borec, where printed materials were distributed, which spread the message of continuation of the maternal leave in a period of 12 months, so the women – mothers can fully devote to their newborns. The General Secretary of the Autonomous trade union for education,…

The final decent work program (PDD) 2019-2022 (in Macedonian) is a result of consultations and remarks from representatives of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, trade unions and employers’ associations. It reflects the priorities of the Government and the social partners and the possibilities for technical support of the International Labor Organization. The program was signed by the Director of the International Labor Organization for Europe and Central Asia, the Minister of Labor and Social Policy on behalf of the Government, the presidents of ORM, BCM, SSM, KSS, UNASM and KSOM. The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia…

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