A meeting of the representative Trade Unions, CCM and KSS was held

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20.01.2014-foto1President of CCM, PhD Zivko Mitrevski on today's TU meeting

Below is his speech:
Dear Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Nikola Gruevski
Dear Ministers in Government
Dear Presidents of the branch trade unions affiliated in CCM and KSS and members in their bodies
Dear colleagues, members of the unions in CCM and KSS

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my great honor on behalf of CCM and KSS as representative trade unions in the Republic of Macedonia to greet you, to thank you for your presence and interest and I would like to express my gratitude to the President of the Government of RM, Mr. Nikola Gruevski and the Ministers in the Government that in such a transparent way before the colossal number of TU members, the Prime Minister will directly introduce a range of activities and measures related to our requirements and the social and economic position of workers in the country.

Social partners in the world and in our country are being faced with a series of historic challenges caused by the global, economic and financial crisis.
Manners of facing crises consequences differ from state to state. But unlike many others, in the RM social partners, trade unions, the government and employers rather than confrontation, they have chosen the path of dialogue, rather than disputes, they have chosen arguments exchange, rather than showing off they have chosen respect of the positions and interests. All this contributed that today RM deals with new employments, not layoffs, facilitating and innovations in the system of pay, not reduce of wages, improvement of the system and the category of pensioners, not increase of pension limits.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this social dialogue has resulted in improvement in the labor legislation, institutionalization of social dialogue at national and local level, by adopting new historical laws, ratifying new ILO Conventions and promotion of labor standards.

The challenge of building a better life, better living and social standards is historic to all of us. From address speech of the President of the Government, Mr. Gruevski we will be most directly familiar with the activities of the government in this regard. Before inviting the Prime Minister of Macedonia, Mr. Nikola Gruevski to address the audience I give the floor to the Acting President of KSS, Violetka Spasovska.

20.01.2014-foto2President of the Government of RM, Mr. Nikola Gruevski

At the end of the trade union meeting, the President of CCM on behalf of CCM and KSS thank the Government for the specific steps that were presented in the speech.
Once again was pointed out once that this meeting, especially in terms of the increase in salary is historic one, and also a historic is the confirmation that the created social dialogue is an irreplaceable tool in creating social consensus as a basis for social development.

The social partners through specific results have shown and proven that such action is in the interests of the workers and citizens of the Republic of Macedonia.

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