Tag: sonk
Macedonia 24.09.20 | 17:22

SONK: If teachers do not have adequate working conditions, school year will not start on October 1

A large part of the schools have not provided technical means for attending online classes, shows the analysis made by the Trade Union for Education and Science-SONK, but the competent ministry says that all necessary preparations are being made for a successful start of the school year from October...

Macedonia 09.07.20 | 15:42

Mickoski: I expect serious support from the citizens for the “For the Renewal for Macedonia” coalition

The disappointment is huge, the tendency is to have changes, to come politicians who offer hope, politicians who know how to deal with the challenges, I am convinced of a huge victory of VMRO-DPMNE, so I would not be surprised if we have a majority in Parliament, the leader of VMRO-DPMNE Hristijan Mickoski...

Macedonia 23.03.20 | 13:05

Teachers’ union comes out against Zaev’s proposal to place public administration employees on the minimum wage

The SONK teachers’ union called on the Government to reject the proposal from SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev to cut the salaries of nearly all public sector employees to the minimum wage – in many cases to half of what they are now earning. Zaev announced the proposal yesterday, saying that...

Macedonia 08.11.19 | 14:40

SONK accepts Government’s offer to increase teachers’ salaries by 10% instead of 25%

The ten percent increase in salaries for education workers as of January 1 is the agreement reached by the Ministry of Education and SONK. This meeting created a historic moment. We have decided to raise salaries by 10% as of January 1, 2020. This applies to all employees in primary, secondary and higher...

Macedonia 01.11.19 | 14:01

Ademi: We are close to reaching solution with SONK

After Friday’s meeting SONK union and the Education Ministry, which was also attended by Prime Minister Zaev, Minister Arber Ademi said that they are close to reaching a solution. Ademi noted that all solutions were considered in line with the capabilities of the government and the ministry, but...

Macedonia 01.11.19 | 11:49

SONK representatives to meet with Zaev and Ademi

The president of the SONK union of teachers, Jakim Nedelkov and representatives of the union, are meeting Friday with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Minister of Education and Science Arber Ademi. The meeting was announced by Prime Minister Zaev on Thursday’s Q&A session in Parliament and is...

Economy 31.10.19 | 16:53

Zaev will himself go and try to appease angry teachers

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will meet with the SONK union of public sector teachers in an attempt to stave off their strike planned for 10 days from now. The union demands a salary increase of 25 percent, citing increases under the previous, VMRO-DPMNE led Government, while Zaev only offers 10 and downplays...

Macedonia 07.10.19 | 10:19

Teachers union asks that Ministry officials come back to the table

The SONK teachers union is expected to resume its negotiations with the Education Ministry today, after the week long deadline it gave to the Ministry expired. SONK demands an increase of 25 percent in the public education sector and threatens to resume its strike which it held for one day, at the start...

Macedonia 02.09.19 | 15:28

Encouraged by the successful trial strike, teachers’ union plans roadblocks and an all out strike

Following the success of the initial teachers’ strike, during which most teachers across Macedonia refused to hold classes on the first day of school – September 1st, the head of the SONK union Jakim Nedelkov announced a broader strike is to come if the Government doesn’t accept the...