Selling Public Transport in Bulgaria's Plovdiv Finalized, Drivers Stop Protests

Politics | May 15, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00

The deal for the selling of 67% of the shares of Bulgaria's Plovdiv transport company will be completed until the end of the week, which will result in stopping the drivers' protests.

This is the only way for the drivers to get their unpaid salaries.

The news will be officially announced Wednesday by the regional governor Todor Petkov, the Mayor Ivan Chomakov and the Director of the buyer company Anguel Batakliev.

The new owner will have to pay off the salaries during the next four months.

Earlier on Tuesday the drivers declared a termless civil disobedience demanding the municipality to pay them outstanding wages for the last nine months.

Following the example of their colleagues in Sofia to protest, they demanded also a 100% rise of their wages.
The regional governor Petkov explained the municipality could not grant such payments as it is illegal the institution to fix the salaries of a trade company's employees.

Some 100 drivers arrived in the morning in front of the municipality's building to protest and declared they will not get back to work even on Sunday.

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