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UPON REACTION OF SSM, 21.542 COMPANIES RECEIVE FUNDS FOR PAYMENT OF APRIL SALARY -DISMISSED WORKERS RETURN TO WORK-

According to the latest information, 21.542 companies will receive funds of 14.500 mkd per worker for payment of the April salary as a result of the government's Decree on financial support of employers for payment of salaries for April, and so far, in just a few days at least 500 workers have been returned to work after they were dismissed in the period from March 11 to April 30.

Out of the total number of submitted requests for financial support to companies, 2.377 are coming from hospitality and catering sector, 253 from travel agencies (tour operators), 2.177 from transport industry, 258 from hotel and accommodations, and 16.625 from other sectors.

Upon the reaction of SSM that employers cannot play with the fates of workers from state money, the Government, adopted the Decree with legal force to financially support workers and employers affected by the COVID-19, and with the new amendments, the jobs of workers have been secured, as well as their workers’ rights.

In order employers to meet the criteria for acquiring the right to use the measure of financial support for the payment of salaries for the months of April and May, they had retroactively to employ the persons whose employment was terminated in the period from March 11 to April 30.

SSM will continue to monitor the situation in the next period and will always react in a timely manner in order to protect workers, their jobs and their wages.

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