Working conditions

CITUB Expert: Switching from Remote Situation Back to Office Will Be Real Challenge

Todor Kapitanov, labour law expert and National Secretary of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria, predicts that returning to the office will be the next major issue. Re-adjusting to the physical workplace will be just as hard as getting used to teleworking because employees have acquired new habits, Kapitanov told BTA.

Solidaritatea Sanitara Federation plans protests in Capital and other cities on January 14

The Executive Bureau of the Solidaritatea Sanitara Federation on Tuesday decided to initiate the procedure regarding the organisation of large-scale protests and established the calendar of the first actions of this type, according to a press release sent to AGERPRES.

Bulgaria: Over 5,000 Breaches of Construction Safety Regulations Found in December Alone

After an inspection ordered by the Supreme Administrative Prosecutor's Office 5092 breaches of construction safety regulations were found in the country only in December. The inspection was provoked by an incident at a construction site in near the Dimitar Petkov market  in Sofia, where one worker died and several others were injured.

Sofia Municipal Council Adopts Program to Increase Public Transport Drivers' Wages by 10% for each of next Three Years

The Sofia Municipal Council has adopted a three-year programme to increase the wages of public transport drivers by 10% annually, Focus News Agency reports. This has been agreed by Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, the trade unions and the directors of all Sofia public transport companies. The programme will start running in 2020.

Eurostat: 10% of Bulgarians Perform Heavy Physical Labor

Around 10 percent or one in 10 Bulgarians are working hard physical labor, according to data from Eurostat's analysis of labor conditions in EU countries in 2017
According to the analysis, about 28 per cent of the Bulgarians work in the same way (28 per cent) in moderate physical effort, while another 34 per cent work in a sitting position.

Cartel Alfa: No talking about decent work in Romania, after Labour Code change in 2011

In Romania we cannot speak of decent work, as of 2011, following the change of the Labour Code and the impossibility of negotiating collective labour contracts, Marian Apostol, the president of the 'Cartel Alfa' National Trade Union Confederation, the Caras-Severin branch, told a press conference on Thursday in Resita.