Bulgaria -More lay offs and strikes expected at national railroad company -May 8, 2012

After a large reorganisation last year in which nearly 2,000 employees were made redundant, state railways company, BDZ Holding, is planning new mass layoffs at both passenger and freight services. Unions claim the cuts will amount to over 1000 jobs and have threatened with new strikes. BDZ states fewer people will be laid off and says the company will continue on its road towards reform, union strikes notwithstanding. The passenger transport branch of BDZ has registered steady losses over the last years, however, the freight services have been profitable.

English: http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=139141

 

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