Judicial administration employees demand 78 percent wage increase in Thursday’s protest

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Members of the Union of Workers from the Administration, Judiciary and Citizens’ Associations (UPOZ) from the judicial administration from all over the country are protesting Thursday in Skopje with a request for a 78 percent wage increase and the return of salary supplements.

The protest started in front of the building of the Union of Trade Unions of Macedonia, continued with short meetings in front of the Parliament and the Ministry of Justice, after which the participants went to the Government.

“The judicial workers are on the streets again. Before the beginning of the judicial holiday, only the Skopje courts went out for a two-hour protest and demanded a 78 percent salary increase and the return of the salary supplements that the officials received. Today the members of the UPOZ Union and other employees who are not members of all the courts in the country are in Skopje. These people who are gathered here had to fight for every right they’ve got – in 2002 80 days of strike, in 2016 – 60 days of strike, now out of 2,000 employees in the courts 1,000 employees are here in Skopje and if that is not the case is enough of a message for the authorities to hear our voice, I don’t know what will happen,” said Trpe Deanovski, head of the UPOZ Union, at the gathering in front of the SSM.

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