• Saturday, 11 May 2024

SSM leader: Civil Court orders revisit of union building case

SSM leader: Civil Court orders revisit of union building case

Skopje, 18 April 2024 (MIA) - The Skopje-based Civil Court passed a decision ordering review in the case of the building which houses the headquarters of the Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia (SSM), after a Supreme Court's decision to transfer the union's property to the State, SSM leader Slobodan Trendafilov said.  

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Trendafilov voiced expectation that the issue will be resolved as soon as possible. 

"We expect that priority be given to the procedure and a new ruling by May 1, i.e. sending the case back to the lower courts, the court of first instance and the Appellate Court, or annulment of the Supreme Court's ruling and thus, have the union building returned to the workers," said Trendafilov. 

The Supreme Court of the Republic of North Macedonia announced that on November 9, 2023, it ruled in favour of the Republic of North Macedonia, the plaintiff in a case launched against the Federation of Trade Unions of North Macedonia (SSM), as the defendant, regarding ownership of the union building. With the announcement, the Court confirmed that it has ruled to seize the building which houses the headquarters of SSM

SSM brought a claim to the Judicial Council seeking responsibility of Supreme Court judges Shpend Devaja, Nakje Georgiev and Isamedin Limani, who ruled to seize the union building. 

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