On the occasion of May 1 – International Labor Day, President Stevo Pendarovski sent the following message:
“Labor Day, May 1, this year is under the burden of the pandemic caused by the spread of coronavirus globally. But, at the same time, this day reminds us that we need to value even more the hard work of all those who contribute to our society. Healthcare workers are on duty day and night, as are members of the police and army. Journalists and media workers, employees in markets and service activities, communal workers are daily engaged outside their homes. For many, work processes are organized differently for the first time.
Every May 1 we celebrate the achievements of workers and trade unions, advocating for decent working conditions and full respect for workers’ rights. The severe blow to the economy caused by the pandemic is one more reason to work towards full respect for workers’ rights, to share the burden, and to show greater solidarity.”