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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…

12.10.2017 The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia at today’s press conference held at Post Office 2 (New Railway Station) reiterated their demands for the functioning of the social dialogue through the publication of the Manifesto of Measures and Requirements. The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia, starting from the point of the social partnership and dialogue, which are caused by the most responsible state bodies and their highest officials, in the last months of this year, with completely marginalized  the roles of the relevant trade union partners, representative trade unions proclaims the following: M A N I…

09.10.2017 Today in the offices of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia there was held meeting between representatives from KSS and ILO with Mr. Magnus Berge specialist for workers’ activities at the office of the International Labor Organization for Central and Eastern Europe, and Ms. Emil Krstanovski, national coordinator of ILO. On the meeting was discussed the situation in the trade union movement in the Republic of Macedonia, and in particular the situation of non-functioning of the social dialogue and partnership in the Republic of Macedonia, actually non-functioning of the tripartite body, the Economic and Social Council and the…

The training that was organized in the period from 27-29.09.2017 in Ohrid, is part of the program “Youth Rights at Work – Decent Work for Young People”, which aims to raise the awareness of young people about their workers  rights. The main segments that was paid attention were: key caracteristics of the labor market for young people, employment contract, working conditions and safety and health at work, certainly on the basis of our national labor legislation. The training was organized in a combined way with presentations from exxperts, exchange of knowledge among participants and work in groups with interaction. The…

At the end of September this year, more precisely from 18 to 20, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden,was held PERC School,  the tenth in a row. On this school were considered  the global situations and the changes in workers’ rights that in the last period is current  topic. A comparing was made between the situation in the countries of the region, the countries of Europe and of course  comparing between the countries of the world with a different level of respecting of the  workers’ rights. A short presentations were made by Karl Torvaldson, ITUC Deputy Chairman, ETUC Secretary General, Luca Vincentini…

12.09.2017, Skopje Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia on a today’s  press conference highlighted the requirements for the promotion of workers’ rights and the standard of the workers. Due to the non-functioning of the Economic and Social Council and the inability of KSS to express their statemenets and demands, the President of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia, Blagoja Ralpovski, reiterated that the KSS demands increase of the wages of the workers in public sector by 19% in line with the increase of the minimum wage for retention of the span of wages of all categories of public servants and not to…

At the press conference held on September 7, 2017, the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia emphasized their requirements. Also, KSS reacts to today’s ESC session, to which the Minister of Labor and Social Policy again again makes a devaluation, and without hesitation, makes a “private debating club” of ESC, without legitimacy, despite the reaction from KSS. KSS reiterated its demands that, in line with the increase of the minimum wage which they accept and support, they want maintaining the increase of the wage for workers in public sector in line with the minimum wage increase because of the…

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