Corner Press release

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS SUMMER SCHOOL and PROJECT “CHALLENGE HISTORY 2 – REACT FOR THE FUTURE” 16 May 2018

The Center for Peace and Tolerance (CPT) and its project partners1 are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Summer School of “Challenge History 2 -REACT for the Future”, which will be held from 22nd to 28th July 2018 in Prizren, Kosovo.* It is financially supported by the Western Balkans Fund; the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection, and Sport; the...

​Support for employees at Veibo Group 16 February 2018

 The Helsinki Committee of Human Rights expresses its support for 200 male and female workers who have been on strike for 15 days due to failure of the Veibo Group textile factory to pay their salaries and contributions. Namely, as the Association Glasen Tekstilec (en: Loud Textile Worker) from Štip has learnt, this factory failed to pay its workers their salaries and contributions and has...

The Appellate Court has confirmed the decision on Kadoro Otto in favour of male and female workers 15 February 2018

 The Appellate Court in Skopje has rejected the complaint filed by the sued employer DPCT KADORO OTTO DOOEL export-import Kriva Palanka, and has confirmed the decision of the first instance court which adopted the lawsuit initiated by workers, thereby implying an obligation to the defendant to pay male and female workers a total amount of 1.430.856,00 MKD for outstanding wages and...

Arbitrary and inconsistent interpretation of provisions on annual leave pay for workers on parental leave 25 January 2018

 The Helsinki Committee of Human Rights has reacted severely regardinga case of incorrect application of provisions related to annual leave pay for workers who have been on parental leave, who in the Republic of Macedonia are most often women.

In the past period the Helsinki Committee of Human Rights has registered cases of inconsistent application of provisions of the collective labour...

Failure to pay minimal salary and to determine normed labour input identified in a textile clothing manufacturer in Kratovo 25 December 2017

Following a request submitted by the Helsinki Committee to the State Labour Inspectorate – Regional Unit Kratovo for non-scheduled inspection oversight, several irregularities were found in the operations of DPD DE-TEKS DOO Probištip – affiliate no. 1 in Kratovo, regarding failure to determine the normed labour input, salaries for October 2017 paid to 43 workers in the amount lower than the...

Failure to provide annual leave pay reported at a shoe factory in Kumanovo 19 December 2017

Breach of workers’ rights at a shoe manufacturing factory in Kumanovo was reported to the Helsinki Committee. According to claims in the report, the employer failed to provide annual leave pay to its employees for 2016. According to the Law on Labour Relations and the General Collective Labour Agreement for the private sector of real economy, employers have an obligation to pay their employees...

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