Bulgaria -Minimum wage to be increased after pressure from unions -December 03, 2014

After insisting on a minimum wage freeze last month, the finance minister announced the proposal for an increase in plans for the 2015 budget in two steps from the current BGN340 (€173) to BGN360 on 1 January 2015 and to BGN380 from the middle of 2015.

After insisting on a minimum wage freeze last month, the finance minister announced the proposal for an increase in plans for the 2015 budget in two steps from the current BGN340 (€173) to BGN360 on 1 January 2015 and to BGN380 from the middle of 2015. The proposal came after meetings with employers’ organisations and trade unions. Earlier, the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) had demanded the minimum wage be raised to BGN400. In an interview, deputy health minister Vanyo Sharkov said he would strive to raise the pay of emergency care workers at a steeper rate of 20% per year for the next five years in order to boost motivation at work.

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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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