Employees of the Energy Authority of Kosovo organized a demonstration in front of the company’s headquarters in the capital, Pristina, to demand higher wages and better working conditions.
Hundreds of workers, dressed in hard hats and miners’ uniforms, unfurled signs reading “We want a raise in salary, we love life too”, “The work is hard, but the food is light”, “The worker is in danger in the workplace, but the share of the risks is not Pay “called for the improvement of working conditions.
KEK union president Nexat Lomnica said in his speech at the demonstration that they are asking for higher wages for day shifts, risk wages and weekend work, according to Kosovo’s labor law.
Lomnica warned that they would leave Kosovo in the dark if salaries did not increase and said: “Prices have gone up, but ours have not. We have dangerous jobs but the workers are not paid for the danger, our jobs are heavy but the food is light because we have the right to eat 1.74 euros.” Despite the promise of increased payments from the administration, such a thing did not happen. Use phrases.
Lomnica also said that in the enterprise, which has about 3,200 employees, workers work in 3 shifts and there is a shortage of 2,000 workers.
The Kosovo state-owned company KEK produces nearly 90 percent of the electricity consumed in Kosovo in the thermal power plants it operates, and KEK also ensures that the coal used in the power plants is extracted from the mines.
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