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National Council for Tripartite Cooperation to hold online meeting on Bulgaria's Recovery Plan

The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation will meet online today at 3 p.m. The representatives of trade unions, employers and the government will discuss the draft Plan for Recovery and Sustainability of the Republic of Bulgaria.  The main..

27.11.20 06:40 |

Social partners to discuss minimum wage for 2021 at online meeting

The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation will hold an online meeting today to discuss a draft decree of the Council of Ministers determining the amount of the minimum wage for the country, the government press center announced. Representatives..

19.11.20 06:05 |
Photo from the national protest of police officers from September 10, 2020

Police officers in Bulgaria go on nationwide protest for higher wages

A national protest of all police officers has was announced for November 8 in front of the Ministry of Interior, after the Trade Union of the Police Employees did not reach an agreement with the police administration to increase salaries , BTA reports...

02.11.20 17:20 |

CITUB: Debt is largely mandatory

The Bulgarian state has placed two 2.5 billion-euro loans on international markets with maturities of 10 and 30 years. The yield is 0.4% for 10-year bonds and 1.48% for 30-year bonds. This has been a record low interest rate ever received by the..

24.09.20 15:58 |

Trade unions in Bulgaria expect a jump in gray economy due to Covid-19

The gray economy in Bulgaria in 2019 accounted for 21% of the country's GDP , data from the National Statistical Institute reveals. It amounts to 11.5 billion euros. This money is outside the social and health care system. In the conditions of a..

23.09.20 17:12 |
Plamen Dimitrov from CITUB

Social partners agree on 20 out of total of 65 anti-crisis measures

The tourism and transport sectors will receive special anti-crisis assistance, the social partners in Bulgaria agreed at an online meeting of the Tripartite Cooperation Council . Out of 65 anti-crisis measures, an agreement has been reached on 20 of..

11.05.20 19:08 |

Bulgarian unions point to unemployment and incomes as main priorities on Labour Day

In the current crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the major problems that Bulgaria's major trade unions, CITUB and Podkrepa, recognize are unemployment and preserving people's incomes against the backdrop of rising prices of basic commodities,..

01.05.20 14:48 |
During World Day for Safety and Health at Work, leader of Podkrepa TU Dimitar Manolov (right) and the President of CITUB Plamen Dimitrov (left) brought flowers to the Memorial of victims of labor accidents in Sofia

Alexander Zagorov: We work in conditions of unknown risk

On the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, April 28, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has called for classifying Covid-19 as an occupational disease. The aim is to provide better protection in the workplace, as well as to..

28.04.20 17:54 |

TUs say government’s social and economic measures are effective

The leaders of the two biggest trade unions in Bulgaria – the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria and Podkrepa labour confederation  Plamen Dimitrov and Dimitar Manolov, discussed, at a meeting with PM Boyko Borissov, the..

13.04.20 13:23 |

Unions call on government to guarantee minimum living income for Bulgarians

I n 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..

01.04.20 09:49 |
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