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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…

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…

Instead of making an agreement with Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia about our legitimate demands, we spent already a month of the protest when we were called by representatives of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, again we are facing ignoring and dysfunction of social dialogue and partnership. No Mayor has ever called the Local Economic Councils until now. We are witnessing an increase in the retirement age, an unprofessional and overhauled administration with the need to dismiss a large number of workers, and we are witnessing a large number of new employments in the public sector,…

Within the framework of the National Campaign “365 Workers’ Rights for Youth” implemented by the Coalition SEGA through the Youth Information Centers in Prilep and Kavadarci in cooperation with the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia, Fakulteti.mk and the Agency for Youth and Sport of the Republic of Macedonia. There was held Panel Discussion on the topic “Does the youth working rights are respected?” Representatives from institutions, NGO,  business sector, trade union and the international labor organization debated on the topic of respecting the working rights for young people and how young people are ready to report irregularities. On the…

At the end of January, on 31st January 2018, was held a plenary session of the Regional trade union council “Solidarity”  in which  members of the representative trade unions from the countries of the Former Yugoslav Republic are participating. The meeting was held in the building of the Confederation of autonomous trade unions of Serbia. The topics that were discussed are in the area of working hours which, although determined by law, employers often continue with disrespecting of the working time, then permanent and more advanced  digitization and robotization, which besides that brings benefits in the way of work and…

From 01 January 2018, the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia, together with the Youth Information and Advisory Centers INFO SEGA from Prilep and Kavadarci in cooperation with Faculteti.mk officially started the “365 Labor Rights for Youth” campaign. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness among young people about their labor rights that are guaranteed in accordance with the Law of Labor Relations. Through campaign activities, it will work to increase the awareness of young people to understand that they have workplace rights in what way, where and how to get information about them. The campaign “365…

Today, the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia (KSS) held the announced Public Protest that started from Gate Macedonia through the Ministry of Justice, to the Government of Republic of Macedonia. The workers, members of the branch trade unions of KSS went to a peaceful protest to raise their demands for salary increase in the public sector, k-15 in the public sector, respecting of the laws, application of collective agreements, release from pressures at working place, commencement of the negotiations for amendments to the General Collective Agreement.     “Today we are here together to ask for social justice, to…

The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia on several times this year publicly at press conferences reacted to the non-functioning of the social dialogue and partnership at all levels, as well as the violation of the Constitution of R.Macedonia, the Labor Law, general collective agreements, branch collective agreements, collective agreements at company level, as well as the provisions of international conventions ratified by the Republic of Macedonia. KSS also reacted to the various forms of pressure at all levels on trade union representatives and trade union members, through the imposition of sanctions at work and dismissals, which culminated with…

In the period from 29th 30th November and 1st December, 2017. in the hotel Epinal in Bitola an activity was held on which the target group was young up to 29 years. This activity aims to provide support to trade unions, employment services, education and science institutions and youth organizations in their initiatives aimed at raising the awareness of young people about their rights at the workplace. The workshop was organized by the International Labor Organization (ILO). The workshop covered the following topic – “Youth Rights at Work – Decent Work for Young People”, which was elaborated by associate professor…

From 9th to 11th  of November  was held the “First Trade Union School for Youth” organized  by the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia. The topic of the school was “Harassment on working place (mobbing)”. The training was organized by KSS, supported by the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) and PERC (Pan European Regional Council). This trade union school was held  in hotel Biser, in Struga, The training was led by Maja Ristova, lawyer, an expert in the field of mobbing. Thirty four (34) representatives from various trade union organizations attended the training and they were able to get…

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