Workers at the Bobov dol mines who threatened that they will not come out of the mine as a sign of protest against the reduction in salaries and their systematic delay have to the surface.
At the moment, negotiations are taking place between the syndicates of the mines and the management of the venture, reported BNR.
Bulgaria's Energy Ministry has detected systematic unauthorized extraction of coal at the Bobov Dol basin.
Acting on a tip-off, a group of experts from the Energy Ministry caught people digging for coal without a concession granted in line with the requirements of the Underground Natural Resources Act.
Five coal mining companies in Bulgaria are directly affected by the decision of the Ministry of Environment and Water to stop one of the units of the Bobov Dol Thermal Power Plant, according to trade unionists.
Workers at the Bobov Dol Coal Mine (Vagledobiv Bobov Dol EOOD) staged a one-hour protest and threatened to take further steps to defend their interests.