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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…

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,…

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 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…

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