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The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia (KSS) strongly reacts and does not support the proposal to increase the retirement age because it considers that it will not significantly contribute to the increase in the pension fund, and it also considers that it will negatively affect the workers, companies and the economy . Macedonia as the country that is in the last place in Europe according to the “sustainable quality of life”, and as part of the indicators determining the quality of life are the prevalence of diseases, the rate of unemployment, the expected life span, the state of…

The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia held a press conference on which reacted on the draft budget of  Republic of Macedonia for 2018 in relation to the proposed salary increases only in certain activities in the public sector and  pointed the requirements for promotion of labor rights and the standard of the workers. On this press conference KSS requested the following : – Harmonization of the salaries in the public sector, according to the percentage created by increasing the amount of the minimum wage, which is certainly a legal obligation according  to Article 246 of the  Labor Law. -…

On 29 June in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, held a conference on the regional project “Platform for Employment and Social Affairs”, organized by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The aim of the conference was to bring the  Ministers of Labour and Social Policy from 6 economies of the Western Balkans at same place and to discuss about priority policy issues concerning employment and the labor market in the Western Balkans, namely: – Encouraging youth employment as a major challenge and a significant opportunity for the future of the Western Balkans – Improving labor market,…

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