Bulgaria -Military plant workers threaten industrial action over delayed wages -June 22, 2012

Workers of the VMZ Sopot military plant have threatened industrial action unless they receive their delayed salaries. Employing 3,700 people, VMZ Sopot is the largest military plant in the country and produces both military and civil products. Workers state that payment of salaries was repeatedly delayed for the last 1.5 year and that wages for January, April and May are currently due. The Confederation of Independent Bulgarian Syndicates (KNSB) has requested the Economy Ministry to intervene to ensure the payment of wages and funds to purchase raw materials. The increasingly debt-ridden company is set to be privatised after a vote in Parliament last year.

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