President of the Memur-Sen Confederation Ali Yalçın, participated in a workshop on "Working Security" organized by UNASM in Macedonia. During the workshop, attended by the presidents of labor unions from Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Bulgaria, Yalçın made a presentation entitled "Work and Joblessness". Among the participants was the representative of the Macedonian Minister of Labor.
Working without job security means the absence of a secure future for employees.
Yalçın stressed that work without job security carries many negative consequences, such as not ensuring a secure future for workers, and not ensuring the continuity of jobs that are commensurate with the workers. According to Yalçın, the absence of job security should not be assessed from a single perspective, stressing that women, children and refugees are the most vulnerable groups of workers.
Labor movements must continue to struggle against the absence of job security.
"The absence of job security in our countries is a form of exploitation of the working class," he said. "Trade unions are fighting against this form of exploitation everywhere in the world, so we, as unions, must struggle against the government and employers in order to change these policies, which have become a mean of exploiting the working class. In this range, we as Memur-Sen installed 300 thousand employees of state employees on permanent owners after they were engaged in contracts, Social initiative launched by our Union. The government has installed 200,000 employees with temporary employment on 4 June 2011 and 100,000 employees on 2 August 2013, and we, the Memur-Sen, have succeeded in our struggle to secure the career prospects of workers who have been absent job security by establishing them as permanent owners, so we, as unions, must continue our struggle against the absence of job security. "