Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia resources

  1. © AFP 2020

    ITUC Global Rights Index 2020 shows workers’ rights violations occur too often in Central and Eastern Europe

    24 June 2020

    The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) released its yearly Global Rights Index in June 2020. This year, the report affirms that the violations of workers’ rights is increasing globally, and is the highest in seven years. For Central and Eastern Europe the ratings indicate that the situation is more stable than globally, but many workers in the region still lack access to rights.

  2. A comparative overview of drivers and outcomes of labour law and industrial relations reforms in selected Central and Eastern European countries

    08 June 2020

    This report seeks to provide a comparative overview of the policy goals and rationale which led to the reform of labour law and industrial relations systems, and the outcomes of these changes in law and practice, in selected CEE countries.

  3. Impact of pandemic requires massive state intervention in North Macedonia: ILO and EBRD advise government on labour market after coronavirus

    28 May 2020

    The ILO Office for Central and Eastern Europe and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) established a joint task force to assess the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the region’s economies. The EBRD/ILO Task Force was invited by the Economic and Social Council in North Macedonia to support the development of policy responses when the public health threat developed into a global pandemic with economic consequences.

  4. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2020 May

    28 May 2020

    This issue reports on ILO response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Central and Eastern European region with an updated service offer and selected resources. It introduces programme results and new projects, and features fresh publications and staff. In focus: Local Employment Partnerships in the Republic of Moldova.

  5. COVID-19 and the World of Work: Rapid Assessment of the Employment Impacts and Policy Responses. NORTH MACEDONIA

    28 May 2020

    The report provides evidence that show that the lockdown measures had severe impacts on employment. It offers eleven policy recommendations for the country and suggests steps to introduce as coronavirus emergency measures are being eased.

  6. © AFP/Andrej Isakovic 2020

    ILO forecasts Western Balkan economies will lose 11.6 per cent hours worked in Q2 due to pandemic

    21 May 2020

    ILO global estimates show that the COVID-19 crisis is causing an unprecedented reduction in economic activity and working time. The ILO estimates for quarter 2 indicate that the Western Balkans will lose 11.6 per cent of hours worked due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is equivalent to 810,000 employment losses in terms of full time posts (assuming 40 hours per week).

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    ILO and EBRD joining forces in face of coronavirus pandemic

    17 April 2020

    The ILO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are joining forces to respond to the coronavirus crisis in the Western Balkans by advising national policy action to support workers and enterprises.

  8. Introducing CEELex, the labour legislation database for Central and Eastern Europe

    07 April 2020

    The ILO recently launched CEELex which is the only searchable, English-language online database offering information on the national labour laws in Central and Eastern Europe. Established in 2015 to respond to an increasing demand of policy makers for technical advice on labour legislation, CEELex has recently gone public to reach a wider audience. The topics covered by the new online platform range from collective bargaining to working conditions (i.e. minimum wage, working hours), termination of employment contracts, labour dispute resolution, and non-standard forms of employment.

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    ILO sets up Task Team in North Macedonia to inform Government response to COVID-19 crisis

    03 April 2020

    The ILO established a Task Team of employment and labour law specialists to come up with answers and solutions to world of work problems triggered by the coronavirus pandemic in North Macedonia. The multidisciplinary team is led by ILO and includes national experts and representatives of the government, employers’ and workers’ organizations in the Economic and Social Council.

  10. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2020 February

    20 February 2020

    This issue reports on ILO programme results in the Central and Eastern European region, introduces new projects, features new publications and new staff. In focus: the new ILO report on the Ukrainian pension system, and youth employment trends in the Western Balkans with ILO policy guidance.