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In the period from 15-17 May 2019, in Ohrid, the First Summer Youth Academy on the topic "Future of Work" was held in organization of the Youth Committee of the Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia.

This Academy was attended by the members of the Executive Board of SMSSM, as well as other young members of the unions affiliated in CCM.

The Academy was opened by the President of SMSSM, Irena Ivanovska and it was thematically structured, covering several areas such as youth position in the labor market, gender wage gap, digitization and non-standard forms of employment, which were presented by the representatives of CCM and the branch unions.

During the Academy two online video presentations had Graham Sansone, the Vice President of the Youth Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and President of the Mediterranean Region on the topic: The Right of Disconnection and Tea Jarc, the President of the Union Mladi Plus from Slovenia, on the topic: Attracting young people in trade unions.

What was emphasized by the participants on the Academy was the need for continuous training of young people by the branch unions and SMSSM in order certain problems that young people have been facing with in their working environments to be overcome. Also, the participants adopted certain conclusions and recommendations in direction of further activities of SMSSM.

This Academy is part of the Action Program of SMSSM, in accordance with the Action Program of the European Trade Union Confederation.

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