North Macedonia


Systematic violations of rights

Worse than last year


Workers' rights violations

Right to justice

In North Macedonia, the demonstrations organised by the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia (KSS) in the spring of 2021 were unduly disrupted by police forces. KSS filed a report with the internal control of the Ministry of Internal Affairs containing evidence and recordings, but it was made clear to the union that no investigation into the matter would be initiated.

Union busting

In North Macedonia, Stojce Jovanovski, the president of the KPU Zatvor-Skopje trade union, a prison facility, was victim of harassment and threats of dismissal by management in 2021 and 2022, until his unfair dismissal in May 2022. Since then, the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Macedonia (KSS) has filed over 15 court cases seeking his reinstatement.

Workers’ rights in law

All countries