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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…

On 22 of February 2019 in EU Info Centre in Skopje, the representative of KSS, Spase Nikolov, had a meeting with Armel de Keros, representative of the European Commission, program and financial manager for international issues. The meeting related to the issues related to the trade union movement in the Republic of Macedonia. By our representative was stated the following: The trade unions and the trade unions organization as never before, are at the lowest level and under discrimination, pressures and blackmail, or described with one sentence “Either you are with me or you are against me and you will…

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…

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 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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