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Eliminate violence and harassment in the World of Work 

On 14 April 2022, the International Labour Organization and the Labour and Social Law Association of North Macedonia presented the Analysis of the alignment of the Macedonian legislation with the Violence and Harassment Convention, no. 190. The Analysis of the alignment of the Macedonian legislation with the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, no 190, was […]

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“Virtual” is now a TVET training reality in North Macedonia

When mishandling equipment can cause damages or even fatal accidents, investment into quality training is indispensable. This holds especially true for electrotechnical professions. In North Macedonia, the ILO and partners introduced for the first time a virtual reality training for 300 future electrotechnicians in five vocational schools across the country. Complex and potentially dangerous operations, […]

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Information is power: new web application protects workers’ rights in North Macedonia

Almost every worker and every business in North Macedonia have been affected by Covid-19, therefore the need for trade union assistance for workers has grown significantly since the onset of the pandemic. The Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia has been ringing the alarm about the malpractices and the increased number of rights infringements in […]

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Eighth edition of the ILO Global Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work

The report gives a global overview of how countries are grappling with the recovery, eighteen months into the crisis. Based on new data, it provides a detailed picture of the different recovery trends between developed and developing countries. It also analyses the impact of vaccination rates on labour market by region, and the distortions the […]

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Business breakfast of the Organization of Employers of Macedonia

On 14 October 2021, the Organization of Employers of Macedonia held the first of a series of planned business breakfast to meet with business representatives in order to exchange views and ideas that will result in proposals for improving the legislation in the areas of interest to employers and business community. This first business breakfast […]

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR TRAINING ON FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE BUSINESS CONFEDERATION OF MACEDONIA

 Background A number of progress reports by the European Commission indicate a need to further develop social dialogue among main stakeholders in the economy. In this direction, the International Labour Organization assists the country in its endeavors to advance the social dialogue as an essential element of the European Social Model, which promotes competitiveness, sharing […]

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GMA Activation and Youth Guarantee webinars

At the request of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the EU-funded and ILO-implemented project Strengthening Social Dialogue organized two webinars under its activities on building the capacities of the standing committees within the Economic and Social Council. The topics of the webinars were Activation Strategy for GMA (guaranteed minimum assistance) beneficiaries and the […]

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Online networking meeting of the Local Economic and Social Councils

The main findings of the local labour market diagnostics for each of the municipalities as well as the future steps for the realization of the given recommendations were presented at the online networking meeting of the Local Economic and Social Councils, beneficiaries of the Strengthening Social Dialogue project. The presentation was led by Ms. Daniela […]

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To have staff that cares – take care of your staff!

Part of the atmosphere at the „open restaurants“, events held in Ohrid and Struga on 22 & 23 July 2021, respectively, so as to promote the pilot measure that will help in reducing the bureaucratic procedures when registering seasonal workers. This pilot measure is part of the campaign to tackle informal economy, under Strengthening the social […]

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Start of campaign for reducing number of undeclared workers

Support in creating policies and mechanisms that will reduce the number of undeclared workers is one of the main priorities of the Economic and Social Council (ESC). In order to improve this segment, ESC, through the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, the Organization of Employers of Macedonia and the Federation of Trade Unions of […]

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Catch the train from Bitola- successful start-up stories

The railway station in Bitola was symbolically used for the event “Catch the train, as it is possible from Bitola (too)” organized by the Preda Plus Foundation, marking the first anniversary of the Bitola Start-up Center, brining together all 4 generations of startups who came out of their accelerator and celebrating 10 years since the establishment […]

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Formal Assembly of ORM and a debate session on „Macedonian economy before and after the pandemic”

On the occasion of the postponed celebration of its anniversary, on 9 June 2021, the Organization of Employers of Macedonia organized a session of its Assembly and a debate on the topic: „Macedonian economy before and after the pandemic”. At the formal session, ORM elected its new management and awarded certificates of gratitude to its collaborators […]

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The fifth “Career Fair” held in Bitola

Twenty-two companies offering over 200 vacancies were part of the fifth “Career Fair” organized by the Youth Cultural Center – Bitola, where all those who are looking for a job, without previous experience or need additional training, could get better acquainted and informed and thus take the first step towards their employment. The mission of […]

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DEMO DAY – Official final event of the fourth generation of the program • It can be done from Bitola too •

The official final event of the fourth generation of the program • It can be done from Bitola too • in the form of a DEMO DAY was held in the premises of Bitola Start-up Center – under the Local Employment Partnership (LEP) Bitola, financially supported through Strengthening Social Dialogue, a project implemented by the […]

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INVITATION TO TENDER DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF CAMPAIGN – TACKLING INFORMAL ECONOMY

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND The Economic and Social Council is the only tripartite social dialogue institution at national level, with a consultative role to the Government in the development and implementation of economic and social policies. The ESC has an advisory role, and issues opinions and recommendations to the Government on matters pertaining to economic development; […]

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