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Bulgarian Railway Infrastructure Employees Set for a Protest

Society | April 8, 2014, Tuesday // 10:18| Views: 1130 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Railway Infrastructure Employees Set for a Protest Some experts suggest that state-owned railway companies, which would not survive without subsidies from the governnent, are virtually in a state of technical default. Photo by BGNES

Employees of Bulgaria's National Railway Infrastructure Company are taking to the streets for a silent protest on Tuesday, demanding higher salaries.

They also want to express their support for colleagues bargaining over a new collective agreements on working terms, according to Bulgaria's NOVA TV.

Both the railway infrastructure company and the national carrier Bulgarian State Railways are considered to be debt-ridden and unable to avoid default without subsidies by the government.

Bulgaria's Transport Minister Danail Papazov has however suggested a renewal is scheduled in both companies in the short term.

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