Trade Unions, Ruling Parties Agree against Political Gambling with Pension System Reform
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
The trade unions and the ruling parties agreed on Tuesday that there will be no political gambling with a planned set of legislative changes concerning the pension system reform. The agreement was reached during talks between the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB), the Podkrepa Confederation of Labour and the ruling-majority parties GERB, the Reformist Bloc and the Patriotic Front. The unions will also hold talks with the other parliamentary forces.
"We found that there was no unnecessary noise about the great amount of work which was accomplished, and therefore the possibility of populism was limited," GERB Floor Leader Tsvetan Tsvetanov told journalists in Parliament. Tsvetanov said that the changes in the pension system proposed by the Council of Ministers will be sustainable and not too hard on the people, but still there are matters which remain to be discussed after the package is submitted to Parliament.