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Today is a great protest of KSS because through it, workers in Macedonia expressed great dissatisfaction. The slogan of this protest was – IT’S ENOUGH – YOU’VE GONE TOO FAR!!! Due to the situation with the pandemic, the protest was organized with cars so it was made possible in time of pandemic. The number of cars that was present, exceeded 350 vehicles. This shows that many workers want to send the government to go because it’s enough – you’ve gone too far! The protest started at 16:00 from the gathering place opposite the Macedonian Radio Television to the Parliament and…

The world of work is being profoundly affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Governments have launched fiscal stimulus programmes of an unprecedented scale with a view to supporting income and jobs as well as preventing an outright collapse of the economy. Effective social dialogue and cooperation between governments, employers’ organizations and workers’ organizations have proven indispensable to designing and implementing appropriate strategies and policies to address the negative impact of the COVID-19 crisis and to building inclusive societies. The Global Trend Analysis on the Role of Trade Unions in Times of COVID-19 first reveals the most affected categories of workers,…

This year marks the 13th World Day for Decent Work on 7 October. Millions of people since 2008 have taken part in events organized on this day while this year is a day of virtual mobilization around the world to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. October 7th is a day when all trade unions in the world are committed to decent work. Decent work must be at the heart of government actions to restore economic growth and build a new global economy that puts people in first place. The effects of the pandemic on health, employment, income and…

The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia – KSS inspired by the statements of certain ministers in recent days, bidding on public sector salaries by certain public functioners, as well as certain leaders of political parties, we decided to submit this statement to the public in order to to tell the truth and to ask about certain painful points that are skillfully hidden, so here we call  all above mentioned to answer on our questions.. First of all, we want to ask whether the public is aware of the government’s decision to cut public sector wage payments, except in…

The European Confederation  trade unions constantly reports on workers’ rights during the corona virus pandemic. We have already mentioned the initial survey conducted by ETUC regarding the individual measures taken by the countries to deal with the pandemic. This time we share the full report that provides an overview of the basic principles in line with international and European judicial practice on human rights issues that must be respected in times of crisis when governments take urgent action to address them. This report monitors the development of the situation and the constant changes with the corona virus and undergoes changes…

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) welcomes today’s EU-Western Balkans Zagreb Summit going ahead. But despite the recent positive decision to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, a broader message on positive prospects of the future of the accession process for the Western Balkans is missing. The Summit hopefully will strengthen political dialogue and socio-economic cooperation between the EU and the region and show solidarity and joint effort in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU leaders, while acknowledging the progress the region has achieved in the past and exchanging views on cooperation to tackle the COVID-19 crisis,…

At the session on Conference of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia – KSS that was held on April 29, 2020 was discussed the current economic and social situation in our country and the activities of KSS and its members in recent months and based on those observations, in anticipation of May 1, Labor Day, was adopted the following: MAY DAY PROCLAMATION The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia – KSS expresses great concern about the poor economic and social situation in the country as a whole and especially for most of the workers whose monthly income…

Trade union members in this period are at the forefront of the fight against corona virus and millions around the world are facing health problems and security issuess due to the pandemic outbreak. This pandemic clearly underscored the importance of protecting employees from  illness and safety in the workplace in general . The European trade union confederation has conducted a survey among its members showing the measures that countries has taken to deal with the corona virus. The survey shows that more countries are taking a set of measures to help businesses, the whole economy and the individual citizen. И Македонија…

Today is World Occupational Safety and Health Day. This year we remember the day from our homes due to the corona virus epidemic and in such conditions we understand that health and safety in the workplace is a very important component of what a dignified job means. With the celebration of April 28, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, we are joining the global campaign to seek a safe, healthy and dignified job that will be provided by all relevant stakeholders. Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related illnesses – more…

Based on the letter dated 03.04.2020, sent to the Government, as well as sent to several other civil organizations, non-governmental organizations, social partners, employers’ organizations and trade unions, we offered specific measures to jointly provide support to the state when most needed, with our ideas and solutions that make it possible to deal more quickly with the new coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease. We have received direct support from a number of CSOs, for which we are grateful. However, we regret to state that to this day, as the initiators of this well-intentioned commitment to help the state, we have not received…

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