Bulgaria -A quarter of the households below poverty threshold -July 28, 2014

According to a report on the cost of living from the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CITUB) 23.3% of the households live below the poverty threshold.

According to a report on the cost of living from the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CITUB) 23.3% of the households live below the poverty threshold. The cost of living per member of a 4-member household (2 adults + 2 children) in end-June 2014 reached BGN 559.95, or a total of BGN 2240 for the household per month for food, healthcare, education, holidays, according to average Bulgarian standards. In the second quarter of 2014, the cost of living dropped by 0.6% from the previous quarter, and on an annual basis it fell by 0.7%.

English: http://www.novinite.com/articles/162310/Trade+Union ...   

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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