Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Industrial relations profile

Hristova, Lidija and Majhosev, Andon (2015) Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Industrial relations profile. EurWORK: The European Observatory of Working Life.

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From the beginning of the political and economic transition, the legal context has been rather favourable to industrial relations. In the process of harmonising the Labour Code with EU standards, many laws were revisited, and many new ones created. The Labour Code has been significantly expanded to include many new provisions concerning discrimination, collective bargaining, trade unions and strikes. The labour market is still showing the effects of the political and economic transition process: a low employment rate, high share of informal employment, high unemployment rate and a very unfavourable structure of participants in the labour market. The number of those leaving the country (particularly young people) searching for a better life is worrying. In recent years, there has been a decrease in unemployment and an increase in foreign investments, but these processes are at an early stage.
Key words: social dialogue, collective bargaining, strke, industrial relations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Law
Social Sciences > Political Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Andon Majhosev
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2015 12:20
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 11:24

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