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The Confederation of Free Trade Unions held a major social protest on Saturday, 26 January 2019 in Stip. The protest march started at the square “Sloboda” in Stip. The main demands of the protest were the increase of the public sector wages in accordance with the percentage of the increase in the minimum wage (within payment starting in January this year), the payment of K-15 (regress for a vacation)  in public administration and stop for the transfer from public to private sector. Among other things, we remind you once more about the demands we put in the protest: decent…

This year is the jubilee year for the International Labor Organization. This year marks the 100 years anniversary of the foundation, or 100 years of fulfillment of its mission. ILO was founded in 1919 as part of the Versailles Peace Treaty, with which the First World War was ended. For its work, the ILO brings together governments, workers and employers on the basis of the principle of tripartism to achieve social justice and to improve standards in the labor market. ILO is the only international organization where the government has no exclusive voting power. When setting standards and policies, workers’…

The Confederation of free trade unions of Macedonia has decided to radicalize its actions in order to achieve its demands with which it wants to raise the social status of its members and employees in the public sector. KSS submitted the requirements to the Government of Republic of Macedonia and to the relevant ministries in January this year before the big warning protest in Skopje that  was organized on 17.01.2018. With this requirements  KSS is struggling for a decent salary that will enable a decent life which is completely overlooked as the basic characteristic of social life, to harmonize the amount…

The Confederation of Free Trade Unions took part in the Fourth World Congress of the International Trade Unions Confederation where the Confederation of free trade unions of Macedonia is a full member. The Congress was held from December 2-7, 2018, in Copenhagen, Denmark. More than 1,200 participants took part in five days of debate to shape the policies and priorities for the international trade union movement for the next four years. The Congress was addressed by Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen and International Labour Organization Director-General Guy Ryder. The new leadership…

On 27 of June 2018, the Founding Congress of the newly formed Pensioners Union of Macedonia (PSM) was held in Skopje, where delegates from all around Macedonia attended. At the Founding Congress the delegates voted for the program, resolutions and the Statute and according to that the future trade union will function. At the Founding Congress the management was elected including Marjan Spasovski who was elected as president of PSM. This trade union will function within the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia (KSS). In the program of PSM  are included: improvement of the economic and social status of pensioners, contributing…

On 20th of June  2018 at the premises of Confederation of free trade unions of Macedonia, representatives of Union to Union, a trade union from Sweden, which is part of the Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions and the Swedish Confederation of Professional Workers visited the Confederation of free trade unions of Macedonia. Union to Union promotes decent work, democracy, sustainable development and human rights. They support local and foreign trade unions as well in order to improve the conditions, recruit more members, provide useful advice for more successful work in direction of improving workers’ rights. During the meeting, the participants discussed the…

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…

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…

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