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Today, the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia, had visited Stip, within the campaign entitled “Decent wages for a decent life”. There were set up an informative and an educational stands, while info materials were distributed where were pronounced the requirements that KSS has come forward to improve the wages and conditions for workers that are working in the public sector. Under the motto “I’m protesting in order to not being discriminated” – I ask for my rights to be respected ” we asked once again to stop the underestimating of public sector employees. We reminded once again about the requests…

The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia took part in the training for monitoring and evaluation of the old one and making the new National Program for decant work in Macedonia, which took place in Skopje on 11-12 june 2018, which was organized by the International Labor Organization (ILO). The training included specialists and mid-level managers from the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Finance, the Employment Agency, the State Labor Inspectorate, employers’ organizations and trade unions. The National Program for decant work is a medium-term planning framework that provides the ILO’s work guidance in a…

On 16th of June 2018 the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia held a press- conference in order to present the new campaign that started as a result of long period of dissatisfaction , the non-functioning of the social dialogue and the destruction of the economic and social  council  that is reflected on the local economic and social councils. KSS today, like many times in the past year, publicly expresses the dissatisfaction of non-functioning of the social dialogue. As a trade union whose main activity and goal is the protection and promotion of workers’ rights, we are especially concerned…

On 17th and 18th of May 2018 in Paris, France was held a Conference entitled:”Industrial relations in Europe: Fostering equality at work and cross-country convergence”  that was organized by the International Labor Office in cooperation with the European Commission, hosted by Ministry of Labor and Social Policy of France. Political debates were organized at a round table between representatives of labor ministries, employers’ representatives, European social partners, European and International trade union representatives and representatives from the European Commission and the International Labor Organization. The purpose of this conference was to identify mechanisms / systems for industrial relations that contribute…

The Conference of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia on the session held on April 30, 2018 discussed the current economic and social situation  in  our country the activities of  KSS and its members in the last few months and based on these observations, and in anticipation of the celebration on May 1 as a day of labor, adopted the following: FIRST OF MAY PROCLAMATION The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of  Republic of Macedonia (KSS) is expressing a big concern about the bad economic and social conditions in the country in general, and especially for the majority…

On 20th and 21st March, two experts from the International Labor Organization (ILO) for Occupational Safety and Health from the headquarters in Geneva had visit Macedonia. The purpose of their mission is to familiarize with the situation in the field of occupational health and safety, within the technical support of the ILO for assessing the degree of implementation of the ratified Convention on the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health (No. 187) in the Macedonian legislation , as well as an overview of the challenges in the implementation of the Law on Safety and Health at Work. On March…

EPSU, as a social partner of the European Union and the European Commission, reacts to the interference of the Government of Republic of Macedonia and its representatives in the independent trade union movement and the brutal intrusion in the branch trade union SSERI, Independent trade union of workers in energy, mining and industry of Republic of Macedonia, as a branch trade union of  the Confederation free trade unions of Macedonia. EPSU is sending a request to the Government of Republic of Macedonia and its representatives to withdraw from the trade union attack and to allow, in accordance with the conventions…

The Women Section of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia  marked the International Women’s Day  as a reminder which are the rights that we enjoy today, and that the fight for equality between women and men still lasts. Today  a printed material was distributed to pay attention to the fight against violence against women at the workplace. Today, it seems that equality between men and women has been achieved, but to remind that millions of women in the world still do not have basic human rights as a right to protection against domestic violence, psychological and physical violence at work,…

The Women’s Section of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, donated a basic resources for everyday needs of children that are living in SOS Children’s Village – Skopje. The association acts and works on development programs in the field of social protection, social prevention and children’s rights. In addition to the donation, KSS members visited the SOS children’s village where the management team introduced them to the working standards and the way of functioning of the association, as well as the programs they аre implementing in the moment for empowering children…

Starting from 14th of  February a global campaign against gender-based violence has been launched. The campaign run by the International Confederation of Trade Unions says “Stop Gender Based Violence at work! Support an ILO Convention! “. Trade unions urge the International Labor Organization to adopt a new international convention for the prevention of gender-based violence at the workplace. Gender-based violence at work or on the way to and from work can occur in many forms, including: Physical abuse, including assault, battery, attempted murder and murder Sexual violence, including rape and sexual assault Verbal abuse Bullying Psychological abuse and intimidation Sexual…

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