Unions want government and business: Wages to cover inflation

The two unions are planning joint protests

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KNSB and KT "Podkrepa" ask the state and business to increase incomes by the end of the year by 18.7%, the percentage reported by NSI for the annual increase in the consumer price index in September. Thus, according to them, households will be compensated for galloping inflation.

The two unions also want an 850 BGN minimum wage next year and a minimum 12.5% ​​increase in wages in the private and public sector. Another of their requests is to adopt a definition of energy vulnerable consumers by the end of the year.

"For income, two things are at stake, first of all is compensating all inflation by the end of the year in both the public and private sectors in all possible ways and negotiating wage growth," said Dimitrov, quoted by business.dir .bg.

Recovering the lost purchasing power in 2023 is the goal set by the unions. They also foresee a joint protest action.

Dimitrov stressed that there is a drastic increase in basic goods. He also pointed out that for next year's budget, the unions are demanding an 850 BGN minimum wage and a 12-13% increase in income.

The leader of KT "Support" Dimitar Manolov announced that talks were held with the Minister of Energy about the need to urgently agree on some measures in the National Plan for Recovery and Sustainability. He said that the unions were aware of a draft law that provided for two electricity tariffs. According to him, this proposal should be clarified. The parliament must definitely adopt a budget, Manolov emphasized.

At a discussion, KNSB and KT "Support" discussed today the problems in the various sectors and their joint requests, which they will address with a declaration to President Rumen Radev and the 48th Parliament.

Plamen Dimitrov clarified that they are discussing exactly what the actions of the confederations should be so that there can be real consequences.

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