Bulgaria - Wage gains in metallurgical industry - April 7, 2011

The minimum monthly salary in the metallurgy sector has been increased from BGN 350 (€ 179) to BGN 400 (€ 205), according to a new collective agreement signed by the metallurgy unions of the major confederations, the Confederation of Independent Bulgarian Trade Unions KNSB and the Podkrepa Labor Confederation. The deal provides a 14.3% monthly salary increase together with a 12.5% increase in food allowances and 20% additional pay for night shifts. The new agreement also provides for investments in education and human capital.

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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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