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Towards an Improved Social Dialogue in the Republic of Moldova
An international conference was organised on October 26th 2016 in Chisinau which provided a platform for a comprehensive discussion on Moldova’s main challenges in the area of social dialogue and ways forward towards a productive and far-reaching social dialogue, strong and reliable social partners and committed non-state actors. The conference addressed topics related to the European experience in the area of social dialogue and models that can be applied by the Republic of Moldova; the challenges of the social dialogue in Moldova and how the trust and cooperation between the social partners can be strengthened; the social agenda of the Republic of Moldova in the context of the Association Agreement with the EU and its implications for the social standards. The conference was organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the International Labour Organisation in partnership with the Moldovan Government, the Moldovan National Trade Union Confederation and the National Confederation of Employers.
Daily workers- modern slavery between legality and reality
A new draft law aimed at regulating the way the daily workers can perform occasional unskilled work that has been adopted by the Government recently has raised controversial discussions. While the employers are of the opinion that the law will make it easier for them to hire unskilled workers -with minimum documents and taxes- the trade unions as well as local and international experts got alarmed by the news saying the law will contribute to more abuses by the employers, depriving the workers of any social protection. Read more in the investigation and the watch the documentary conducted by Friedrich-Ebert-Shtiftung (FES) in partnership with the Center for Journalistic Investigations.
Poverty wages: how can the situation of the garment workers in Moldova be improved
Poverty wages and the terrible working conditions that garment workers face in the Republic of Moldova as well as other numerous and varying violations of law -wage theft practices, “envelope” salaries, unpaid overtime work- are among the topics that have been discussed at the Conference “Poverty wages: how can the situation of the garment workers in Moldova be improved” organised by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in partnership with the Gender Centre, Trade Union Federation and Employers’ Association in the light industry sector. The participants have also discussed the findings and recommendations of the study “Stitched up: Poverty Wages for Garment Workers in Eastern Europe and Turkey” conducted by Clean Clothes Campaign and translated with the support of FES. The representatives of the social partners who participated in the conference have discussed ways of improving the social dialogue and the situation of the garment workers.
Annual Moldovan European Integration Debate Forum at its 4th edition
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the Moldovan Foreign Policy Association (APE) in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova (MFAEI), are organizing the 4th edition of the Annual Moldovan European Integration Debate Forum.
Moldovan and international politicians, opinion makers, civil society experts and journalists will join to discuss about the degree of implementation of the Association Agreement and the main challenge of the Republic of Moldova European on the way toward European integration: justice reform and fighting against corruption prerequisites for real progress, as well as the progress and challenges in the Transnistrian regulation process.
The event will take place on the 11th of October at the Radisson Blu Leogrand Hotel, Chisinau. See below the agenda of the event.
Wagons of debts pulled by the Moldovan Railway Company
A new journalistic investigation conducted within the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Project “Violation of Labour Rights in the Republic of Moldova: journalistic investigations", implemented in partnership with the Center for Investigative Journalism is presenting the sad story of the railway company employees who haven’t received their salaries for months. Protests broke out at the Moldovan Railway Company stations all over the country. While the employer failed to deliver on the promise to pay the salary arrears, the branch trade unions keep turning a blind eye at the problems confronted by those whom they are meant to protect and represent.