Bulgaria - Unions challenge government’s budget prognosis - April 26, 2011

The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) and the Podkrepa Labour Confederation are to appeal against the government’s three-year budget prognosis in the Supreme Administrative court. This reaction follows a statement of Finance Minister Simeon Djankov, according to which the country’s pensions and wages may increase only after 2013. CITUB President Plamen Dimitrov said that under the Labour Code, all acts concerning labour, insurance and the living standard should first be agreed at the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation. “This is a violation of the Labour Code and that is why we will appeal against the decision of the Council of Ministers,” Dimitrov added.

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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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