Bulgaria -Workers mobilise against pension reform -December 11, 2014

Trade unions have organised a large march in Sofia to protest against the pension reforms announced by the government. In an attempt to reduce the deficit, the government intends to raise the pensionable age of manual workers by four months, which would affect 15,000 workers due to retire next year.

Trade unions have organised a large march in Sofia to protest against the pension reforms announced by the government. In an attempt to reduce the deficit, the government intends to raise the pensionable age of manual workers by four months, which would affect 15,000 workers due to retire next year. The country’s pension system is facing the consequences of a rapidly ageing population because young workers are migrating to other EU member states. The current retirement age for manual workers is 63 years and 8 months for men and 60 years and 8 months for women.

English: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/11/bulgaria-protest ...  


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