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Social Partners Discuss Minimum Wage in 2020, All Employer Organizations Except One Boycott Meeting

Social Partners Discuss Minimum Wage in 2020, All Employer Organizations Except One Boycott Meeting

12.12.2019
December 12 (BTA) - Sofia, December 12 (BTA) - The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation (NCTC), made up by the government, employers and trade unions, discussed the minimum wage in 2020 on Thursday. Only one employer organization, the Union for Private Economic Enterprise (UPEE), participated after the Association of the Organizations of Bulgarian Employers said that employers will boycott NCTC's meetings until the adoption of what they say are adequate proposals to curb sick leave abuse. Deputy Prime Minister Mariyana Nikolova, who chairs the Council, said that she had sent a letter to the Labour Minister in connection with the demands for the Council to consider ways for paying sick leave compensation and curbing abuse. Labour and Social Policy Minister Denitsa Sacheva said that within a month of the gazetting of the Social Public Insurance Budget Bill proposals will be drawn up by the relevant institutions. A detailed review is underway and the package of measures will be tabled to the NCTC. Assya Goneva of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) asked that representatives of the social partners are included in the working group. On the agenda of the NCTC meeting was a draft Council of Ministers decree which sets the minimum wage at 610 leva from January 2020, up by 8.9 per cent from the current 560 leva. The hourly rate will be set at 3.66 leva. Labour Minister Denitsa Sacheva presented the proposal and said that talks on drawing up a mechanism for increasing the minimum wage continue. Currently the minimum wage equals 44.8 per cent of the country's average wage. Sacheva also said that economic growth in the first half of 2019 was driven by a 3.9 per cent increase of labour productivity. According to National Statistical Institute data, in the third quarter of 2019 the average wage grew by 11.8 per cent year-on-year to 1,249 leva. The Union for Private Economic Enterprise opposed the increase of the minimum wage. UPEE's Lyubomir Stefanov said that Union did not back the increase as it doesn't approve of the way the minimum wage is set. Speaking after the meeting Deputy Prime Minister Nikolova said that this is a principled position of the employer organizations who are against an administrative increase of the minimum wage. CITUB and the Podkrepa Labour Confederation backed the increase of the minimum wage. CITUB said that the increase will have a positive effect on employment, the labour market, closing the pay gap and more revenues from taxes and social security contributions. CITUB expects an accelerated growth of the minimum wage by 12-15 per cent, said Lyuben Tomev. Also, the trade union expects a better ratio between the minimum and the average wage to nearly 50 per cent. Vanya Grigorova of Podkrepa said that both CITUB and Podkrepa think that the increase of the minimum wage is not enough and that additional steps should be taken for the association of workers so that they have a chance to agree better wages. ZH/PP // Source: Sofia, http://www.bta.bg/en/c/DF/id/2120462
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