Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Pay Freeze Then Protests - What's Next?

You can be anywhere in the world and the government freeze your pay and protest prevail, Bulgaria is no different. Will the government budge with the massive protests that are made today? Well if they want to do well in an election that is coming up on the 5th July, they will have to concede a little. Bulgaria has one of the lowest commensurate wages in Europe and will become even poorer with inflation that surrounds them right now. One worry is that is protests don’t work what is the next step for the underpaid in this country?

Pay Freeze Then Protests - What's Next?

Around 10,000 people are expected to rally Tuesday in Sofia, protesting a government decision to freeze wages paid by the state budget and cancel a salary raise in the public sector.

People from 34 branch organizations will take part in the protest, Valentin Nikiforov, vice president of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria said. They will also spread through the city in order to block more streets.

The march will go through some key streets in downtown Sofia and city authorities have temporarily altered the schedule of some public transport lines in accordance with the protest.
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Source: www.bgnewsnet.com
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