- Wednesday, February 07, 2018 4:57 PM
Skopje, 7 February 2018 (MIA) - Young working people in Macedonia think that labor rights are not respected, but they don't report abuse or any violation of the rights of fear they will to lose their jobs, show findings of a survey conducted by the Coalition of Youth Organization SEGA.
Results of the online poll running from Jan. 15 until now, show that 75 percent of 1,239 people interviewed think that workers' rights exist only on paper. 57 percent say they are afraid to report violation for two reasons - they could be laid off and their colleagues usually keep silent.
Ten percent of those employed say they were hired with an oral contract or with no contract at all. Ten percent of the total number of working people are not allowed to read the employment contract before signing it.
Of those who are jobless, 25 percent say they are willing to start working without signing a contract, whereas 64 percent are ready to sign blank resignation letter.
"This facts suggest the situation involving young working people in Macedonia is worrying. What needs to be done is to find a systematic solution to protect workers' rights and to motivate employers to educate the staff about their rights that are guaranteed under the law," Zoran Ilieski, executive director of the Coalition SEGA, stated.
According to Blagoja Ralpovski, Head of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions, one of the reasons young people are leaving the country is the violation of labor rights.
The survey was made as part of a nation-wide campaign on the labor rights of young people. ba/16:55
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