Republic of North Macedonia resources

  1. Product/service offer: Informality

    18 May 2022

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    North Macedonia: Raising the minimum wage to combat working poverty

    26 April 2022

    The Government of North Macedonia recently raised the legal minimum wage by 18% to 18,000 denars (290 EUR). Almost one out of five workers in the Southeast European country will benefit from this increase. The ILO provided technical assistance and supported discussions of government and social partners.

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    Three essential questions: Zuzana Zavarska, Economist, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

    05 April 2022

    In this issue of short interviews with important researchers and practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe on burning questions concerning labour and social policies, we talked to Zuzana Zavarska, Economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies. We asked her to explain how nearshoring may create economic opportunities for the Western Balkans.

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

    25 March 2022

    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.

  5. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2022 March

    24 March 2022

    This issue reports on the work of the ILO Office for Central and Eastern Europe in Ukraine disrupted by the war, introduces a new project, programme results, several beneficiary stories, features fresh publications and new staff. Videos with Project Managers inform viewers about what the regional office undertook to improve work opportunities in Ukraine and Montenegro.

  6. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2021 December

    07 December 2021

    This issue reports on ILO response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Central and Eastern European region. It introduces programme results, several beneficiary stories and features a fresh publication and new staff. A video with a Technical Specialist informs viewers about what the regional office does to improve work opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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

    09 November 2021

    The Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia (SSM) with ILO assistance developed a web application which enables reporting labour rights violations to trade unions and ultimately to the State Labour Inspectorate. Since its launch on 23 April 2021, 3000 workers received legal advice based on the 95 reports sent through the application, mostly in cases related to delayed salaries, overtime work, right to minimum wage, allowances and salary contributions. Meet Martina Angelova, one of the beneficiaries of the new platform.

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    Workers’ education level for their jobs: is it a match in South East Europe?

    29 October 2021

    Many people are working in jobs that do not match their level of education. At the same time, many employers claim to have difficulties in finding workers with the skills that they need to expand their business and innovate successfully. This phenomenon points to a significant disconnect between the world of education and the world of work.

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    Youth Guarantee garners speed in the Western Balkans

    14 October 2021

    Inspired by similar schemes in the EU Member States, a youth guarantee is a commitment to support every young person under the age of 30 who is not employed, in education or training (so-called NEETs). This commitment entitles young people to receive a good quality offer of employment, traineeship, apprenticeship, or continued education and training within four months of leaving school or becoming unemployed.

  10. Three essential questions to Aleksandar Ristovski, Professor of Labour Law, Skopje

    21 September 2021

    In the third issue of short interviews with important researchers and practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe on burning questions concerning labour and social policies, we talked to Aleksandar Ristovski, Professor of Labour Law at ‘Ss. Cyril and Methodius’ University in Skopje, North Macedonia. We asked him about the restriction of labour rights following the COVID-19 crisis, particularly those of the most vulnerable, and about how to guarantee labour rights as we are building back better.