Tag: sonk
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...