Bulgaria - Minimum wage to go up 1 September - June 23, 2011

The minimum monthly wage is to increase by BGN 30 (€ 15.40), from BGN 240 to BGN 270 (€ 138.65), on 1 September. The news was reported by the president of the Confederation of Independent Syndicates (KNSB), Plamen Dimitrov, speaking after a meeting of the so-called Three-Way Council between trade unions, business and cabinet. Both KNSB and the other main union confederation, Podkrepa, continue to insist that the minimum wage should be increased on 1 July, as previously announced. Dimitrov further said that unions agreed on the amount of BGN 270 as an intermediary step, and would demand another upgrade, at least to BGN 290 (€ 148.90), after 1 January 2012.

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This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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