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Macedonia 17.11.21 | 17:07

SSM union: Vaccination must not be carried out through blackmail, coercion or threats against employees

The Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia (SSM) also rejected the latest measures proposed by the Commission for Infectious Diseases. SSM says that vaccination must be the result of personal choice of employees and must not be carried out by force. The process of immunization must not be carried out...

Macedonia Economy 06.07.21 | 17:07

SSM union protests the proposed Bechtel law because it undermines worker protections

The SSM union calls on the Zaev Government to amend its proposal for a law that would have the American Bechtel company build infrastructure along the east-west Corridor 8, especially the Gostivar – Kicevo highway. The law is controversial because of the pre-determined contractor, which corruption...

Macedonia Economy 05.07.21 | 19:00

Workers fired from the Bargala shoe factory turn to the union to protect their rights

Workers from the large Bargala shoe factory in Stip have asked the SSM union to represent them in court as the company appears to be on the verge of bankruptcy. Bargala fired 100 of its employees two weeks ago, while still owing them two salaries. The company employed up to a thousand workers until a...

Macedonia Economy 11.06.21 | 18:12

Inflation watch: Cost of living up more than one percent over two months

The SSM union published its monthly cost of living analysis geared toward an average household, and found that the price of the basic goods and services is 180 denars here in May, and 400 in total for the past two months (1EUR=60 denars). The cost is now estimated at 34,156 denars (560 EUR) for just...

Macedonia Economy 13.01.21 | 12:08

SSM union warns that the stimulus package is missing its mark, should provide direct payments to workers

The SSM union, Macedonia’s largest such association, warned that the latest, fifth round of stimulus is doomed to fail just like the previous four rounds of support given to help fight the effects of the coronavirus crisis. According to SSM, the measures need to be aimed toward the workers ad their...

Macedonia Economy 08.01.21 | 17:50

Cost of living is well above the average salary, SSM union estimates

The SSM union published its estimate for the minimum consumption costs for December 2020. It is put at 33,697 denars (550 EUR), or one and a quarter average salary. The union estimates the cost for food per household at 14,000 denars (230 EUR), housing is estimated at 11,000 denars and hygiene products...

Macedonia 23.08.20 | 22:53

Court decision reopens the leadership race in the largest union in Macedonia

The Administrative Court accepted today an appeal from the head of the largest SSM union Zivko Mitrevski, who was removed from office in 2017. Mitrevski said that the move means he can now resume his old post. Mitrevski was ousted under pressure from the SDSM led Government and replaced with Darko Dimovski....

Economy 30.07.20 | 11:49

SSM union demands criminal investigations into companies who abused the corona stimulus program

The SSM workers union called for an investigation into the report that hundreds of companies that claimed coronavirus subsidies did not distribute the received funds among their workers. We are talking about more than 700 employers. They need to be criminally responsible. Someone needs to end up behind...

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