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Today, at the premises of Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia (KSS), Executive Board of KSS held a meeting with Mr. Magnus Berge, a specialist in workers’s activities of International Labor Organization for Central and Eastern Europe. At the meeting was discussed about the problems that Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia is facing in terms of violating workers’ rights, disabling the right of free association, interfering in organizing union and union activities, inability to prove representativeness and inability tо collect the list of the members. A discussion was opened about the problems that branch unions of KSS are facing,…

No job should take away safety, health and the wellbeing or life of the workers. Every day around the globe 7500 people die due to unsafe and unhealthy working environments and 1 million workers get injured at work. Workers in Macedonia are also part of this statistics which shows the increased number of accidents at work and people who have died at work. The Law on Occupational Safety and Health, which was adopted in 2007 and which was harmonized with the European legislation, which has undergone a number of changes, is not fully implemented. Besides legal regulations as well as the…

On April 17, 2019 in h. Thessaloniki was held a tripartite workshop on favorable business climate for the development of sustainable enterprises. Representatives from KSS took part in the workshop. The workshop was first presented by Severin Debo, Global Coordinator of the International Labor Organization – ILO for a favorable business climate for sustainable enterprises (EESE). He gave an introduction to the concept and methodology of the ILO for Evaluation of Favorable Business Climate and Sustainable Enterprises (EESE). Later on, Nikica Kisinikova, who is an external associate of the ILO, presented the key findings from the comparative analysis of…

On 05.04.2019 in the offices of SONK was held press conference at which was announced the protest of KSS that is going to be held on 06.04.2019 in Kumanovo that will start on 12,10 on the city Square. President of KSS,  Blagoja Ralpovski emphasized the demands that the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia has been asking publicly for over a year, through protests, as well as through social dialogue to improve the rights of employees in the public sector, such as harmonizing wages according to the increase of the minimum wage, the payment of k-15 to public sector…

The final decent work program (PDD) 2019-2022 (in Macedonian) is a result of consultations and remarks from representatives of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, trade unions and employers’ associations. It reflects the priorities of the Government and the social partners and the possibilities for technical support of the International Labor Organization. The program was signed by the Director of the International Labor Organization for Europe and Central Asia, the Minister of Labor and Social Policy on behalf of the Government, the presidents of ORM, BCM, SSM, KSS, UNASM and KSOM. The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia…

On Saturday, 23 of February, 2019, the Confederation of Free Trade Unions held a protest in the city of Kichevo, which was one of the many protests, which are following. We remind you that the previous protests were held in Prilep and Shtip. Around thousand unsatisfied people, who are part of the public sector in Macedonia, took part in the protest. The protest march started from the train station in Kichevo and ended at the main centre of the city, where the representatives of KSS: The President of KSS, Blagoja Raplovski, the President of SONK, Jakim Nedelkov and the president…

The General Secretary of the International trade union confederation has sent a letter to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Labor and Social Policy, calling on them to stop any interference in trade union affairs and trade union organization,  to stop creating obstacles in organizing regular elections in trade unions, pressures and intimidation of members whose purpose is their exclusion from KSS and arbitrary changes in the workplace and working conditions of trade union representatives in an attempt to limit the possibilities for performing trade union function. They strongly condemn the dismissal of the President of KSS from his…

The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia (KSS) organized a trade union school that started yesterday (November 15, 2018) and will last until November 17, 2018 in hotel Biser-Struga. The topic that is being processed in the school is very important and actual in the last period and it refers to the new Law on Labor Relations and its amendments. KSS at the end of this school will issue conclusions regarding the amendments to the Law mentioned above, supported by cases and situations that occur in practice that participants can confirm them. Participants from all branch trade unions of the KSS attend…

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…

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…

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