Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia resources

  1. 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.

  2. What does the new WORLD EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL OUTLOOK: TRENDS 2020 report say about Central and Eastern Europe?

    14 February 2020

  3. © Aleksandar Dimishkovski 2020

    "Social dialogue is the best tool to balance conflicting interests" -- Interview with Angel Dimitrov, President of the Organization of Employers of Macedonia (OEM)

    20 December 2019

    ILO asked Mr Dimitrov to assess how social dialogue works in North Macedonia from the employers’ perspective.

  4. © Michael Siarek/n-ost 2020

    Is youth employment improving in the Western Balkans? 5 key trends to guide decision-makers in 2020

    02 December 2019

    As the year slowly draws to a close, it also invites a pause for reflection to take stock and look ahead. With electoral tests facing several governments in the Western Balkans in 2020 (North Macedonia and Serbia being cases in point), many policy makers will be asked to report back on the progress made in tackling the complex youth employment challenges in the region. Hard-pressed to interpret conflicting signals from the labour market and asked to respond to a certain level of dissatisfaction from employers dealing with labour and skills shortages, decision-makers need to provide fact-based and substantiated answers: Is youth employment really improving in the region?

  5. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2019 November

    12 November 2019

    This issue reports on ILO programme results in the Central and Eastern European region, introduces new projects, features new publications and new staff. News on ITUC Global Rights Index and a wage campaign to increase wages in the Balkans.

  6. Peaceful settlement of labour disputes is a faster and cheaper way of coming to an agreement

    08 November 2019

    In October 2019, in Zlatibor, Serbia, the Agencies for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes of Montenegro, North Macedonia, the Republika Srpska-Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which sets the basis for joint terminology and principles for settling labour disputes out of court. Over the last eight years (2010-18), the agencies dealt with about 38,000 cases and resolved 65% of them.

  7. ITUC wage campaign steps up efforts to increase wages in the Balkans

    07 November 2019

    In 2017, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) launched a global wage campaign to support trade union action to increase wages. Most of the activities had taken place in Asia, Latin America and Africa so far. In July 2019, ITUC extended the wage campaign to the Balkans. The new regional action unfolds in cooperation between ITUC and its regional structure for East and Southeast Europe, the Pan European Regional Council (PERC), supported by the ILO.

  8. Economic and Social Affairs Platform

    07 November 2019

    Phase 2 of this regional project funded by EU will continue working on peaceful settlement of labour disputes, improving labour inspections, and strenghtening economic and social councils as platforms for policy dialogue (see also www.esap.online). In addition, the project will start working on combating undeclared work.

  9. Scaling up social dialogue in the Western Balkans

    25 October 2019

    The Economic and Social Councils of the Western Balkans, the EU Commission, the Regional Cooperation Council and the ILO met at a high-level meeting to assess the progress made and the challenges ahead in efficient tripartite social dialogue in the region. The meeting, held on 24-25 September, 2019 in Skopje, North Macedonia, was the closing event for phase one of the Economic and Social Affairs Platform project, funded by the European Union. The project is about to launch its second cycle to move forward social dialogue and to combat undeclared work. We interviewed two participants from different walks of life to understand their perception of the status of social dialogue and to talk to them about their contributions and future challenges.

  10. CEELex Central and Eastern European Labour Legislation Database

    18 October 2019

    CEELex is a searchable online database offering information on the national labour laws in Central and Eastern Europe. Based on ILO conventions and more than 25 years of working experience in labour legislation in CEE, the database provides selected key information on labour and industrial relations in the region. The topics covered range from collective bargaining to working conditions (e.g. minimum wages, working hours), termination of employment contracts, labour dispute resolution, and non-standard forms of employment.