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Macedonia 20.05.22 | 14:56

Kindergarten teachers won’t be fined for the April strike

The SONK public teachers’ union reached agreement with the Labour and Welfare Ministry not to fine kindergarten teachers who participated in the strike in April. The Ministry wanted to cut their salaries and used this as a form of pressure to break the strike. After an agreement was reached to...

Macedonia 18.05.22 | 11:04

Janevska to public sector teachers: You did not get what you deserve

VMRO-DPMNE official Vesna Janevska, who heads the party’s education commission, told the public sector teachers that the outcome of their negotiations with the Government is a failure. Instead of the 18 percent increase you deserve, you only got 15, and that’s starting with September. Kindergarten...

Macedonia 17.05.22 | 22:12

Government and teachers’ union settle on a 15 percent wage increase

The Government and the SONK teachers’ union reached agreement on a 15 percent wage increase. This will end the threat of renewal of the school strike. This is in line with the state of the budget. We were met with full understanding and the wages for April will be paid in full, said SONK President...

Macedonia 14.05.22 | 08:52

Teachers union hopes a deal will be made by Tuesday

The Education Ministry and the SONK teachers’ union gave themselves until Tuesday to reach agreement in the wage hike negotiations. The strike will remain suspended until then. SONK leader Jakim Nedelkov said that there is still no certainty that they will reach a deal. Education Minister Jeton...

Macedonia 13.05.22 | 10:20

Final meeting in the negotiations over teacher salaries

The SONK teachers’ union and representatives from the Government have what should be a final meeting today, in their negotiations for a wage increase. The Government is offering 12 percent, while SONK initially demanded 18 – citing spiking inflation. Teachers are now holding classes, after...

Macedonia 11.05.22 | 10:23

Talks continue between the teachers’ union and the Education Ministry

The Government and representatives of the public teachers will continue their negotiations on the requested wage increase, after the Government’s offer of a 12 percent hike was seen as insufficient. The teachers’ strike is currently suspended, but could resume in the coming days if there...

Macedonia 08.05.22 | 21:58

Government anad teachers’ union fail to reach agreement on the pay increase

Negotations between the SONK public teachers’ union and the Government failed today, but the two sides agreed to give it more time and SONK will not automatically resume the strike. The Education Ministry said that the two sides agreed to determine the extent of the pay increase over the next 10...

Macedonia 06.05.22 | 16:30

Public teachers’ strike could resume next week

The SONK public teachers’ union and the Government failed to reach agreement today and the strike could be renewed next week. The Government is offering a wage hike of 12 percent, while SONK demands more money. We are approaching a mutually acceptable solution, but there are still nuances. Unfortunately,...

Macedonia 30.04.22 | 10:06

The conciliator between SONK and the government is Trencevska’s right hand, with this fraud the government humiliates the teachers

The conciliator between SONK and the government is Trencevska’s right hand, this is a fraud, the government humiliates the teachers, accused VMR0-DPMNE. The conciliator is a person employed in the office of the Minister of Labor and Social Policy. They cannot be an impartial party, when one of...

Macedonia 28.04.22 | 17:39

SONK puts strike on hold, it is unclear whether students will return to classes tomorrow

The president of SONK, Jakim Nedelkov announced that the strike has been put on hold. According to him, today the SONK Council discussed the notification received from the Ministry of Education and Science, after which they consulted with lawyers regarding the peaceful settlement of disputes.

Macedonia 26.04.22 | 20:16

Strike in schools continues, put on hold in kindergartens, SONK decides

After the session of the leadership of SONK, its head Jakim Nedelkov said that the offer for a 12 percent salary increase by the government was rejected and that the strike of the teachers in primary and secondary schools continues, while the strike in kindergarten is put on hold. Our members today voted...

Macedonia 25.04.22 | 21:09

Government and SONK reach an agreement

The Union for Education, Science and Culture (SONK) and the Government have reached an agreement over a 12-percent wage raise for employees in schools and kindergartens. SONK is expected to announce a possible end to the strike by Tuesday evening after consulting with the union members, with pupils going...

Macedonia 25.04.22 | 16:25

Will the students go to school tomorrow: Fresh SONK-Government meeting this afternoon

Representatives of the Independent Trade Union for Education, Science and Culture (SONK) led by President Jakim Nedelkov are meeting Monday government representatives in a bid to reach an agreement on their demands, which will depend on ending the strike in schools and kindergartens which started on...

Macedonia 22.04.22 | 10:57

VMRO-DPMNE urges the Government to stop humiliation and pressure on teachers, and meet SONK demands

The government should stop the humiliation and pressure on teachers, and meet the demands of SONK, said VMRO-DPMNE. The statements of the government that they do not have the money for the 18% increase as required by SONK are irresponsible, and at the same time their general secretaries are concluding...

Macedonia 20.04.22 | 21:13

SONK doesn’t accept 10% salary increase, the strike continues

SONK informed at a press conference today that they have made a decision that the conclusions of yesterday’s session of the Government do not lead to solving the problems. There is a lot of pressure on the strikers. The right to strike is disputed, a reason is sought for why it is organized and...

Macedonia 20.04.22 | 09:37

SONK to decide at today’s session whether the strike will continue

The Government asked the competent ministries at yesterday’s session the budget review to provide funds for increasing the salaries of employees in education and kindergartens by ten percent. It also called on the Independent Trade Union for Education, Science and Culture (SONK) to accept this...

Macedonia 19.04.22 | 21:08

Strike continues, SONK to review Government conclusions tomorrow

The Union for Education, Science and Culture (SONK) expects the Government conclusions related to the general strike of school and kindergarten staff, will review them and respond accordingly. Meanwhile, the strike continues. The Council of SONK will hold a session tomorrow at which they will review...

Macedonia 19.04.22 | 17:19

SONK: No new proposal for salary increase, members to decide on strike outcome

Union for Education, Science and Culture (SONK) president Jakim Nedelkov said Tuesday he spoke with Minister of Education and Science Jeton Shaqiri earlier in the day but they did not come to an agreement that might lead to ending the strike in schools and kindergartens. Unfortunately not. The conversation...

Macedonia 18.04.22 | 12:02

Kovacevski: The demands and attitude of SONK are completely unacceptable

Today begins the second week in which children will not be in school. By rejecting the offer to increase salaries by 10%, SONK decided to continue with blackmail that is only to the detriment of students’ education and complicates the daily lives of parents, Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski wrote...

Macedonia 17.04.22 | 21:33

The strikers will be paid only the contributions, the government threatens

The Government of the Republic of Macedonia in the talks with SONK offered a 10% increase in the salaries that will be provided by the budget revision. The Government considers that it is extremely important that the status of employees in education is constantly improving, according to the established...

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