Bulgaria Grants 'National' Status to 5 Employer Associations, 2 Trade Unions
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Bulgaria has recognized as "nationally represented" two trade unions and five employer organizations active in the country, the government's press office has said. The statusр which is granted and reassessed every four years, gives the respective organization negotiation rights when it comes to labor and social policy legislation through the tripartite council that brings together government officials with businesses or unions, or the so-called National Council for Tripartite Cooperation (NCTC).
Businesses can be nationally represented by the Association of Industrial Capital in Bulgaria (BICA), the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA), the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (known by its Bulgarian acronym KRIB), and the Union of for Private Economic Enterprise (UPEE).