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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...

The Kriva Palanka Primary Court rules in favor of KADORO OTTO workers 11 December 2017

The Primary Court in Kriva Palanka on 25/10/2017 ruled in favour of a suit filed by 105 female and male textile workers employed at the Kriva Palanka based DPČT KADORO OTTO DOOEL export-import. The Court ordered the employer against whom the suit was filed, to pay the female and male workers a total of 1,430,856.00 MKD, an outstanding amount for compensation of wages for February 2017, the due...

Shoe manufacturing factory from Štip failed to pay annual leave pay and extra pay to salaries 28 November 2017

The State Labour Inspectorate – Regional Unit Štip identified irregularities and breach of workers’ rights at the Company for Shoe Manufacturing Bargala AD Štip. Following an initiative submitted by the Helsinki Committee asking for a non-scheduled inspection oversight to be conducted, an authorized labour inspector concluded that the employer failed to provide its workers with annual leave pay...

Breach of workers’ rights at a shoe factory in Kumanovo reported 24 November 2017

Breach of workers’ rights at a shoe factory in Kumanovo was reported to the Helsinki Committee. According to claims of employees, their employer failed to provide them with written monthly salary estimates, preventing them from seeing the monthly calculation of their salary and the contributions included. According to the Law on Labour Relations employers have an obligation to provide workers...

Breach of workers’ rights identified at a clothing manufacturer in Makedonska Kamenica 20 November 2017

 Following a request for a non-scheduled supervision submitted by the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, the State Labour Inspectorate – Regional Unit Delčevo identified breach of workers’ rights at DPTU Tekstil M DOO Makedonska Kamenica. Upon the conclusion of the supervision exercise and statements given by the employees, the state labour inspector identified breach of provisions of...

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