Kosovo: Trade unions intensifies protests

BSPK has decided to intensify protests against the Social Partner – Government due to the delay in drafting the Law on Wages, the non-implementation of The Law on Health Insurance that has been promulgated in 2014, and the non-amending Law on Pension Schemes Financed by the State that has discriminated the workers that have worked before 1999.

On, Friday, April 8th, 2022, in the organization of the Union of Independent Trade Unions of Kosovo (UITUK/BSPK), and under the leadership of the President of BSPK, Atdhe Hykolli, was held the announced Joint Protest of Trade Unions and Association Unions.

The protest started at noon from the National Library and continued towards “Agim Ramadani” street, below “Eqrem Çabej” street towards “George Bush” street and through “Zahir Pajaziti” square and stopped in the “Skanderbeg” square in front the Government Building of the Republic of Kosovo where the requests of the Trade Union Federations of BSPK has been submitted to the Social Partner – Government:

1. Adopt the Law on Wages as soon as possible and start its implementation, and until the beginning of the implementation increase of salaries by 100 euros for all employees who receive salaries from the Kosovo budget;

2. Start implementing the Law on Health Insurance;

3. Amend the Law on Pension Schemes Financed by the State, Law No. 04 / L-131, especially to be amended Article 8, Paragraph 1 and Subparagraphs 1.2 and 1.3, which are invoked in the Pension Insurance Law of 1983, according to which it is required to have 15 years of contribution to pension schemes before 01.01.1999.

Office of the President of BSPK