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Macedonian Initiative To Cut Public Holidays

Source: Macedonian Information Centre (Skopje)
Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Organization of Employers of the Republic of Macedonia is calling on the government of Macedonia to reduce the number of public holidays and legally mandated ethnic non-working days.

The employer organization is complaining that, as part of the 2007 Bill on Amending the Law on State Holidays (2007-02-08), the annual declarations of Macedonian public holidays (2009-10-26), contains a series of 16 ethnic/religious public holidays that are to be taken by certain employees, meaning that there are regular shortages of manpower that prevent employers from fulfilling outside contracts.

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