Tag: strike
Macedonia 17.11.23 | 09:07

UPOZ Strike before the Government

The union of workers from the administration, judicial authorities and citizens’ associations (UPOZ) is organizing a two-hour protest today, where they will express their dissatisfaction with the non-fulfillment of demands for employees in the judicial and public prosecutor’s services. The...

Macedonia 11.09.23 | 18:56

Private bus companies are preparing a strike, as the city hasn’t paid them in months

Public transportation in Skopje could be hit again by a strike, as the city hasn’t paid private contractors for three months. The owner of a private company, which holds several lines in the city but transit, told Plusinfo that the companies are in serious condition with the late payments. “If...

Macedonia 31.07.23 | 19:36

Agreement on train drivers’ wages achieved, the traffic to restart on Monday evening

The railway traffic normalized on Monday at 8 p.m. after the representatives of the train drivers and the leadership of the public enterprise Railway Transport agreed on the wages late on Monday afternoon. According to the train drivers’ representative Toni Dimovski, the traffic, which stopped...

Macedonia 10.07.23 | 12:00

Skopje in total collapse: From Tuesday the public transport drivers will also start a strike

From Tuesday morning the City of Skopje will be without public transport because the Public Transport Enterprise’s (JSP) employees will start a strike at 4.30 a.m. “The reason we are striking is the djusting of the minimal salaries to the Collective Agreement with our employer, the City of...

News 09.07.23 | 17:04

Skopje drowning in trash while director of “Communal hygiene” is arguing with workers

Tons of trash are accumulating in the streets, the neighbourhoods and the boulevards of Skopje. The workers of the “Communal hygiene” sector are on strike, and are refusing to clean up the trash cans, and therefore Skopje is getting more and more filthy as people throw out their trash with...

Macedonia 23.06.23 | 12:54

Instead of investigating the DUI mafia, Kovachevski will audit the typewriters

Following PM Kovachevski request for property audit of all Customs and PRO employees, the managers of these institutions announced stricter  controls. The trade unions assesses the PM’s request – at a time when strikes for higher salaries have already started – as threat and a pressure...

Economy 22.06.23 | 19:41

Besimi is convinced that customs and revenue offices’ employees will act professionally regarding the strike

The Ministry of Finance Fatmir Besimi is convinced that the Custom Administration employees won’t block the border crossings, and the Public Revenue Office won’t block the entire economy. Besimi says that he understands the employees’ demands, but reiterated the Government’s position...

Macedonia 23.02.23 | 09:14

“We risk losing our public healthcare workers”

As public sector medical workers held a warning protest, doctor Igor Nikolov says that their situation was bad even before the devastating hacking attack that took down the public healthcare system. It’s believed that the fund paid a ransom to hackers who encrypted their data and kept the system...

Macedonia 18.02.23 | 19:27

Healthcare workers plan to go on a strike if they are not paid by Monday

Public healthcare workers plan to strike next week if they don’t receive their salaries by Monday. The healthcare system is in shambles after an apparent hacking attack that put its data system offline. It’s alleged that the hackers have encrypted the data and are demanding a large ransom...

Macedonia 21.11.22 | 09:16

Don’t wait for lines 9, 12, 22, 23 and 45, private buses are on strike

The owner of the private bus transport company from Skopje, “Sloboda Prevoz”, Lenin Jovanovski, announced that their buses will not operate lines 9, 12, 22, 23 and 45, because JSP “Skopje”, i.e. the City of Skopje, did not pay the debt to the company. There will be no private...

Macedonia 02.11.22 | 20:24

Union approves strike in the Skopje water utility company

The union of the Skopje water and sewage company “Vodovod” today voted to go into strike. The reason is mistreatment of workers by the newly appointed manager of the company Marijanco Mitovski, who was named to this post by Skopje Mayor Danela Arsovska. This is the first time the crucial...

Macedonia 05.09.22 | 10:11

Private primary care physicians go on strike, to see emergency cases only

Members of the Association of Private Physicians have gone on a three-day strike over pay and working conditions. Through Wednesday, private primary care physicians working with the national Health Insurance Fund are seeing emergency cases only. They will not prescribe medications or give referrals for...

Economy 23.06.22 | 16:01

Second day of general strike in public sector, SSM holds rally in front of government building

Workers came after what was promised to them, said today the President of the Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia (SSM) Darko Dimovski said at the SSM membership gathering in front of the government building, within the activities of the general strike in the public sector for the second day with...

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 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 28.04.22 | 23:08

Janevska: Decision to halt the strike and Trencevska’s threats further violate the dignity and authority of teachers

The government found a way to break the strike, but they did not break the teacher, and the protests in front of SONK are proof of that, said Vesna Janevska, chairperson of VMRO-DPMNE’s Committee for Education and Science in an interview with the Analysis 24 show. Janevska added that VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia 28.04.22 | 22:51

Teachers gather in protest of strike being halted

After the nationwide teachers’ strike was suspended Thursday afternoon, a group of union members gathered in front of the Education, Science and Culture Workers’ Union council’s offices demanding an explanation for the sudden halt of the strike. The membership is revolted and the reason for the...

Macedonia 27.04.22 | 21:39

If they don’t pay teachers’ salaries by collective agreement, school directors will face thousands of lawsuits

Minister Shaqiri, I hear from the Ministry of Education and Science, they call the school directors and pressure them to restart classes. How when teachers are on strike? Principals again call the class teachers, threatening and demanding to call the students to hold classes. How when the teachers are...

Macedonia 27.04.22 | 09:45

Teacher’s strike continues, kindergartens to accept preschool children

The strike of the employees in the primary and secondary education resumes, but day care centers will reopen. The teacher’s trade union rejected the government’s latest offer of 12 percent raises. The strike in the kindergartens will be on hold which means that the parents can take their...

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