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Commenting article: Bulgaria's Largest Military Plant Set for 'Warning Strike'

The workers of VMZ Sopot, Bulgaria's largest military industrial plant, are set for a one-hour warning strike to protest the fact that their salaries have been delayed, a syndicate announced.

VMZ Sopot's more than 3 200 employees have not received salaries since July 2012, and their financial situation is very bad, explained Dimitar Atanasov, local head of the Podkrepa ("Support") Labor Confederation, as cited by Mediapool.

He elaborated that even though the state-owned military factory has orders from clients, it is unable to execute them because Bulgaria's National Revenue Agency has frozen its accounts because of its debts to the state amounting to about BGN 150 M.

peterperfect - 23 Oct 2012 // 12:25:39

No excuse for a state that claims to be financially secure with a balanced budget failing to pay its own employees. If employees salaries are part of balancing the books to make them look good everything becomes a sham. This government should either pay or shut up.