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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…

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…

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