Bulgaria -Lead workers protest in Sofia -April 23, 2012

Workers of the Lead and Zinc Complex in Kardzhali, the leading Bulgarian non-ferrous metals producer, rallied once again Thursday 5 April with demands to receive their long-delayed salaries. Representatives of the Confederation of Independent Unions in Bulgaria, KNSB, at the plant announced they would protest until the money gets to the workers' bank accounts. On Wednesday 11 April, the lead workers moved their rally to the nation’s capital, Sofia. The workers have called for the nationalisation of the Kardzali complex and for legislative changes that would make employees the top creditor of companies in case of default. Negotiations between creditors and trade unions to rescue the heavily indebted company from insolvency started 23 April. The workforce agreed to abstain from new protest for one week. A Polish consortium is said to be ready to assume the payment of the delayed salaries.

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