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Plamen Dimitrov

Trade union protest for higher wages may bring capital to a standstill

The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) is today organising a mass protest demonstration in Sofia on Monday 18 December under the slogan "For higher wages in the 2024 budget and for a clear and secure energy future for..

18.12.23 06:40 |

Budget 2023 puts state-funded institutions on the brink of survival

Against the backdrop of the July heat, the heated arguments about the 2023 budget continue. By July 25, when the National Assembly must finally vote on the state's financial framework, a decision must be reached on the increase of income in the budget..

17.07.23 14:40 |

TUs demand decent pay for people employed in the budgetary sphere

Bulgaria remains the country of the EU with the lowest incomes, and this problem was actually made worse by the series of crises – first the pandemic, then Russia’s war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, and all this crystallizing into a “cost of living..

23.06.23 13:57 |
Plamen Dimitrov

Unions say next week is decisive, protests on standby

The government's capital expenditure budget of over €5 billion will not be met by at least €1 billion. Plamen Dimitrov, president of the CITUB trade union, told BNR that there are more spending items where savings can be made to generate the money..

18.06.23 14:03 |
Protest of CITUB trade union at Eagle's Bridge in Sofia on 1 May 2023

Largest trade union in Bulgaria holds protest in Sofia, blocks central junction

Under the motto "For the right to association and decent wages!" Bulgaria's largest trade union CITUB has blocked the key Orlov Most junction in central Sofia during today's protest.  CITUB President Plamen Dimitrov said that they insist on t he..

01.05.23 12:32 |

The call of the "silent majority" in Bulgaria

Demonstration of elitism, informed decision or political ignorance is behind the latest record in Bulgaria's post-totalitarian political history? In Sunday's election for the parliament, 105,893 voters marked the NOTA, or "None of..

05.04.23 14:15 |
Plamen Dimitrov

Public anger over prices may turn to disapproval voting at 2 April election, CITUB president says

Officially, the total inflation in Bulgaria for the past two years stands at over 28