Bulgaria’s Tripartite Cooperation Council to Discuss Minimum Wage

Finance | May 26, 2015, Tuesday // 07:46|  views

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Ivaylo Kalfin, photo by BGNES

Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister and Social Policy Minister Ivaylo Kalfin is convening a meeting of the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation (NCTC) on May 26 on the minimum wage level in 2015.

On May 19 the Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) revoked a ministerial decree envisaging two minimum wage hikes, each by BGN 20, in 2015, including one in January, to BGN 360, and one in December, to BGN 380.

The lawsuit was launched by the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA), the Bulgarian Industrial Association – Union of the Bulgarian Business, and the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI).

The organizations challenged the ministerial decree on the minimum wage level in 2015, stressing that it had not undergone the mandatory coordination procedure at the NCTC.

The stance of the Bulgarian government, according to Kalfin, is that the minimum wage increase was discussed during the discussions on the 2015 state budget.

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Tags: Ivaylo Kalfin, Deputy Prime Minister, Social Policy and Labor, minimum wage, National Council for Tripartite Cooperation, Supreme Administrative Court, employers' organisations


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