Read the full issue online Scaling up social dialogue in the Western Balkans
The ILO interviewed Lluís Prats, DG Employment, EU Commission, and Kemal Purišić, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Montenegro about the progress made and challenges ahead in tripartite social dialogue in the Western Balkans.
What did North Macedonia learn from reforming the minimum wage?
New ILO study on the impact of minimum wage reform in North Macedonia provides encouraging findings.
The Youth Guarantee in the Western Balkans: five lessons to learn from the case of North Macedonia
North Macedonia was the first non-EU country to introduce a fully-fledged youth guarantee to offer employment, education or training within four months of becoming unemployed or leaving education.
Peaceful settlement of labour disputes is a faster and cheaper way of coming to an agreement
We interviewed two members of the Network of Peaceful Resolution of Labour Disputes in the Balkans to get an update on their experience and developmental needs.
ILO helps expand mine safety training in the Donetsk region of Ukraine
ILO trained 40 safety experts in Eastern Ukraine to minimize occupational risks in mines.
NEW PROJECTS SIGNEDEconomic and Social Affairs Platform in the Western Balkans 2.
The second phase of the regional cooperation project will target informal employment and undeclared work, labour inspection and social dialogue, with EU funding.
Towards safe, healthy and declared work in Ukraine
The project funded by the European Union focuses on improved compliance with key International Labour Standards on occupational safety and health and undeclared work.
Access to justice in labour disputes through mediation and conciliation in Albania
The new ILO project funded by the Government of Sweden aims to improve justice for all through peaceful settlement of labour disputes.
IN FOCUS: WORKERSITUC Global Rights Index shows workers' rights are frequently violated in Central and Eastern Europe
New ITUC report points out CEE has a long way to go before workers can access rights laid down in international labour standards. Yet, there are positive developments.
ITUC wage campaign steps up efforts to increase wages in the Balkans
While productivity has grown across Central and Eastern Europe in the past decade, wages have not kept pace. ITUC launched a campaign to support trade unions in achieving better wages.
FRESH OFF THE PRINTING PRESSThe enabling environment for sustainable enterprises in North Macedonia (English, Macedonian)
Assessment of the economic impacts of the 2017 increse in the minimum wage in North Macedonia