Tag: public sector
Macedonia 23.07.21 | 21:26

Ahead of the elections, the SDSM Government increased hiring in the public sector eight times

Transparency International – Macedonia warns that the SDSM led coalition is stuffing the public sector with new employees in the run up to the municipal elections in October. Many of the new openings are for party activists who expect to be reimbursed for supporting the ruling parties. There were...

Macedonia Economy 09.04.21 | 09:25

Public sector workforce is down 1,717, to a total of 113,183 employees

The number of employees in the public sector has been reduced by 1.717 during 2020, the Public Administration Ministry said. Its estimate of the public sector workforce is reduced down to 113,183 people, most of them in education and healthcare. The review of public sector employees shows that nearly...

Macedonia 29.01.21 | 14:38

Public sector employees will continue to work mainly from home

The Committee on Infectious Diseases has recommended that public administration employees continue to work largely from home. Due to the decline in the number of active cases, it was reported that the Committee will consider recommending that all public sector workers go to work full time on February...

Macedonia 20.10.20 | 09:11

While over 1,300 Albanians continue to collect salaries without going to work, DUI announces a major new “adequate representation” hiring spree

The DUI party announced a major new hiring push of ethnic Albanians in the public administration. The party briefed ethnic Albanian papers that the Government will add 800 new public sector employees – 640 of whom will be ethnic Albanians. We can get things done more easily now. We have the First...

Macedonia 30.09.20 | 17:30

After protests from the unions, Zaev withdrew his decision to end flexible hours for public sector employees

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev countered his own Government and said that he will not sign the order that would have banned public sector employees from using the option for flexible work hours. The employees were allowed to decide when they would go to work – able to start their day between 7:30 and...

Economy 04.05.20 | 17:53

Finance Minister Angelovska wants to cut public sector salaries to bolster the private sector

Finance Minister Nina Angelovska again raised the prospect of cutting salaries in the public sector. Angelovska sad that there are 9.000 newly unemployed people in the private sector, their jobs lost due to the coronavirus epidemic, and asked that the public sector shares part of the burden of the crisis. There...

Macedonia 30.03.20 | 21:48

What kind of solidarity is it when you cut from the workers, Jovanovic asks Zaev

Former Finance Ministry adviser and a left wing activist of the ruling SDSM party Branimir Jovanovic condemned the highly controversial proposal from party leader Zoran Zaev to cut public sector salaries in an attempt to reduce the hole in the budget. Zaev wants the public administration placed on the...

Economy 30.03.20 | 18:03

Will the economic downturn affect retirement incomes?

As most countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic are looking for ways to boost spending and maintain as much of the living standards of the citizens as possible, under SDSM Macedonia is apparently opting for a different route. SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev announced that he will call for a major...

Macedonia 29.03.20 | 22:42

Zaev stands by his proposal to cut public sector salaries

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev said that he is sticking to his proposal to cut public sector salaries down to the minimum wage over two months. It’s better if we grit our teeth for two months so everybody can continue to be paid, than endanger the payment of salaries in general, Zaev said. The minimum...

Macedonia 19.12.19 | 10:55

Cadastre office has 23 job openings and no Macedonians need apply

As the elections draw closer, public sector job openings are multiplying, a practice often used to distribute comfy jobs to party activists. The latest such ad was placed by the Cadastre office, but it is notable not only in its timing, but in its ethnic criteria as well. The ad calls for candidates...

Macedonia 11.11.19 | 12:49

Hectic pace of public sector hiring ahead of the elections

The number of public sector employment ads open at the moment stands at about 50, and is growing every day, as the date of the early general elections draws closer. The focus is on the municipalities, where employment is often linked with party affiliation and is used to reward loyal political activists....

Economy 02.10.19 | 18:34

Public sector employees to receive the promised higher salary this month

The September salary with the promised five percent increase will be paid within the legal timeframe. Health, social, education workers, police, defense and the entire public sector will receive a five percent pay raise, the Government said. According to the government’s press release, the salary...

Macedonia 18.04.19 | 20:35

Zaev announces plan to push public sector employees into the private sector

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced that he is going ahead with his plan to reduce the public administration by pushing public sector employees into the private sector. Zaev made the announcement during a rally in Gevgelija, ahead of the presidential elections, where the votes of the public administration...

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