The union noted 40 "weak points" of the new Labor Constitution
The main emphasis from the discussion of several branch industries is placed on the moment that such a law, which is of great importance for both employers and workers, must be refined, in order to remove all the vagueness that exists in it.
As the public debates on the new law on labor relations are coming to an end, remarks are multiplying not only from the unions, but also from the affected industrial sectors. It seems that for both of them, employment contracts, the arrangement of remote work, work from home, and there is a particular interest in the provisions for paid leave (maternity), as well as the use of parental rights. of inspection supervision, collective agreements and the like. Only the trade unions have recorded about 40 remarks so far, and unofficially there will be as many or more remarks from the companies. From SSM, they say that this is in order to raise awareness that labor rights must be advanced, and not, as is the case today, regressed.
-In the new Law on Labor Relations, the possibility of redistribution of working time should be deleted, which is contrary to the European Directives, because it is not clear, nor enforceable, and it is often misused in order not to pay the labor of the workers. In Europe, there is no work without being paid, that is, any work outside the working hours of 40 hours a week should be paid as overtime by + 135 percent - says Igor Gerasov, president of the Trade Union for Industry.
The Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia demands that when declaring a redundancy, the number of severance payments should be increased and that workers should be entitled to two severance payments every five years of work up to 12 severance payments. They also impose the need to specify the maternity leave.
- A large part of the requirements are already part of the working version of the text of the Law on Labor Relations, but unfortunately for several key requirements and remarks, although they have been sustained, they have not yet been changed in the proposed text - decisively stated by the SSM.
And from "Glasen Tekstilec" they are keenly interested in the news of the new legal solution and insist that it does not allow the payment of K15 and 100 denars, because so far this has been made possible for employers, under the guise of economic difficulties in operations.
- It is crucial that the Law on Labor Relations does not allow statute of limitations on monetary claims from employment before the courts, because in this case both the workers and the state lose - says the president, Kristina Ampeva.
The main emphasis from the discussion of several branch industries is placed on the moment that such a law, which is of great importance for both employers and workers, must be refined, in order to remove all the vagueness that exists in it. From the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, they constantly point out that all the remarks they receive at the public hearings will be taken into account, and it is good that the representatives of the judiciary have "seen" the law in order to equalize their positions in possible disputes in the future. Associations, chambers, NGOs and trade unions are part of these debates, which took place in Strumica, Shtip and Bitola.
According to the Ministry, the new Law on Labor Relations is in line with the labor regulations of the European Union and the conventions of the International Labor Organization. As they say, there are several novelties in it, among them the shortening of the duration of fixed-term contracts, adjustment of seasonal work, parental leave, father's and mother's leave, flexible forms of work for various reasons, etc.