Signed Collective Agreement for Energy
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The independent trade union of employees in the energy sector in Macedonia and the Association of Energy of the Organization of Employers of Macedonia, signed a new Collective agreement which regulates the rights and obligations of the social partners in this area. The purpose of this Collective Agreement is the application of international labor standards, equaling the working conditions at the level of energy and create a framework of rights of employees by allowing fair competition among employers, job security and working conditions in the sector and promoting social rights and healthy working environment.
Both sides are satisfied with the conditions in the new Collective Agreement and will continue to work jointly to maintain a healthy and productive work environment in the energy branch in the private sector in Macedonia.
“This collective agreement provides stability for our employees in the future, in which we continue to continually improve the quality of services and progress towards the highest level of quality service,” said Mr. Stefan Peter, President of the Association for Energy of the Organization of Employers of Macedonia.
President of the Independent Trade Union of Employees in the energy sector, Mr. Robert Simonoski said: “The signing and extension of the Collective Agreement for Energy is an act of promotion of workers ‘rights, an act which is verified, upgraded and improved workers’ rights in the real private sector in the field of energy in the Republic Macedonia. The Collective Agreement stipulates recourse for vacation, benefits paid, promoted and implemented measures along European lines for protection and safety of workers and many other benefits by signing the collective agreement for workers of energy all energy will gain full right to use them.
According to President of Organization of Employers of Macedonia, Angel Dimitrov should specifically point out that the open and real social dialogue, using the experience of employers with foreign capital, can achieve the goal – the promotion and protection of labor rights and signing of collective agreements at national level on branches level activity and the level of employer.