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Plamen Dimitrov

More than one minimum wage hike per year expected

The government has been considering a gradual increase in the minimum salary, as there will be more than one hike a year. This is what the President of CITUB Plamen Dimitrov has told BNR after an informal meeting with the Deputy Prime..

16.01.22 17:26 |
Minister Katsarov

Trade unions call for resignation of Minister of Health over education lockdown

The low prevalence rate of Covid -19 among students - 0.035%, established after the introduction of mandatory testing, has shown the futility of the restrictive measure on students. This is the reason why the trade union "Education"..

06.12.21 19:45 |

Over half of minimum salary in Bulgaria goes for rent

Bulgaria is among the five EU member states where workers at minimum wage are left with less than half of their income after paying their rent (the other four countries are Spain, Luxembourg, Hungary and Portugal). This was reported..

08.11.21 15:57 |
Vassil Velev

Trade unions and business fail to reach agreement at meeting with Deputy Prime Minister for Social Policies

A scandal has marked the meeting between trade unions, employers and Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Social Policies Galab Donev. The employers left the meeting after a dispute with the unions sparked. Businesses do not accept..

05.11.21 13:05 |

Trade unions find conflict between new anti-Covid measures and Labor Code

There is a conflict between the Labor Code and the new measures, which require a green certificate from workers in order to have the right to work. This will lead to many lawsuits, CITUB National Secretary Velichka Mikova has told the..

20.10.21 16:47 |

Bulgaria’s business to receive compensations for the high price of electricity

Representatives of Bulgaria’s business and trade unions negotiated with this country‘ s caretaker Premier Stefan Yanev financial compensations for the high electricity prices . A total of 600,000 companies are expected to receive financial..

19.10.21 15:24 |

Employers, trade unions and citizens protest against high electricity prices

Employers, trade unions and citizens have staged protests demanding immediate compensations for the high electricity prices. The protesters blocked traffic in central Sofia. The electricity price on the independent energy exchange hit record..

19.10.21 13:27 |

CITUB does not support revised National Plan for Recovery

The latest version of the National Plan for Recovery and Sustainability lacks specific measures and policies aimed at addressing the demographic crisis, promoting quality employment and reducing inequalities. This is the opinion of the CITUB trade..

02.08.21 14:13 |
The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation in session, 26 July, 2021

TUs and employers approve budget changes

The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation discussed future changes to the state budget for 2021. The caretaker cabinet is proposing a 12.5% increase in pensions as of 1 October. “The raise is not going to jeopardize the country’s finances..

26.07.21 13:22 |
The coal-fired power station Martitsa Iztok 2

TUs from Martitsa Iztok 2 power plant threaten protest and strike action

The trade unions from the state-owned coal-fired power station Martitsa Iztok 2 warn that they will soon initiate protest and strike action to protect the functioning of the power plant. In an open letter they express concern over the planned..

01.06.21 16:36 |
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