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Unions call on government to guarantee minimum living income for Bulgarians

In an open letter to the Prime Minister and Ministers of Health and Labour, the Podkrepa Trade Union has expressed concern that Bulgarian workers are leaving for Austria to work as carers of elderly people and children, and as medical staff. In order to prevent the departure of workers to countries with widespread coronavirus infections, Podkrepa trade union proposes that Bulgarians be guaranteed a minimum living income. In their open letter, the union stresses that hundreds of thousands of Bulgarians returning from Bulgaria from abroad were one of the reasons for the spread of the infection in Bulgaria. 

Podkrepa union also warns that labour and social dumping via displacing desperate East Europeans from one country to another helps to spread the novel coronavirus.


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