Income distribution

Tripartite Council will Discuss the Minimum Wage for 2018.

The National Tripartite Cooperation Council will discuss the minimum wage for 2018, unemployment benefits, and changes to the Pensions and Insurances Act.

An increase in the minimum wage from 460 to 510 leva foresees the budget for the next year. The increase in the minimum insurance income will be 3.9%.

Businesses are opposed to the increase, trade unions define it as low.

The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation Discusses the Minimum Wage Today

The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation will have meeting today to discuss a project to set a new minimum wage for 2018, reported bTV.

The updated mid-term budget forecast for the period 2018-2020 provides  an increase in the minimum wage from BGN 460 to BGN 510 from January 1, 2018, to BGN 560 from 1 January 2019 and to BGN 610 from January 1 2020 year.

Albania Unions Demand Hike in Minimum Wage

Albania's Confederation of Trade Unions, KSSH, is pressuring the government to raise the minimum wage by 17 percent within a year, alongside other requests that would improve the conditions of working people.

KSSH chief Kol Nikollaj told BIRN that they intend to use any democratic means in order to achieve this objective.

Households in Ankara have highest equalized disposable income in Turkey: Survey

The capital Ankara again had the highest annual average equalized household disposable income in Turkey in 2016 at 26,486 Turkish Liras, followed by Istanbul and the Aegean province of İzmir, according to the results of an official survey published on Sept. 25.