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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…

Problems that have arisen with more frequent layoffs and job losses that are the basic livelihood for many families due to the Cavid 19 virus and the economic crisis caused by the virus, the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia – KSS has concluded several requests to the Government. These demands stem from the problems created by the layoffs of many workers, so the KSS demands: All workers who have been fired for any reason during the crisis, due to the danger of gathering and  in front of the Employment Agency, we ask the Ministry of Labor and Social…

Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia – KSS and the The Macedonian Occupational Safety and Health Association as organizations that have social responsibility in the fight against corona virus – Covid 19, today, we have sent  a proposal to the Government to declare non-working days from April 4 to April 20 or at the suggestion of the Organization of employers of Macedonia at least two non-working weeks in the period from 04 to 30 April due to the fact that the annual holidays, the old unused vacation days and the first part of the annual vacation for 2020, should…

KSS is releasing this statement in order to clarify the situation in the public sector, fully, with all the facts, and to ask a few questions to the SDSM leader, to the Minister of Information Society and Administration, and to appeal to the Government to make rational decisions. Above all, in order to have clear picture, we will briefly return to 2018 when the idea of a public-sector transfer was first announced and why we were against it, especially at the beginning of this year with the start of the election cycle. KSS has decided to publicly and transparently highlight…

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