Bulgaria - Union publishes report on bargaining - April 30, 2018

A trade union report on wage bargaining in 2017 reveals that computer specialists receive about five and a half times the average salary for hotel and restaurant workers. The report was made by trade union CITUB. The average salary in 2017 increased by about 12% or 115 leva and reached 1060 leva (542 euro). The union stated that the low salary of the employed in the tourism sector meant, against the backdrop of the sector’s growth in 2017, either a payment under the table or an improper allocation of the financial resources. According to CITUB, this summer there will be no serious increase in the number of employees in tourism. According to Eurostat figures, the hourly labour costs in 2017 were with 4.9 euro an hour the lowest in the EU. With 12% the country had the second-highest increase among non-euro zone countries.

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