Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Syndicates demonstrated in Sofia

Yesterday, KNSB, the Bulgarian Association of free trade unions organised mass protests in the center of Sofia. The formal demands, as I understand from KNSBs website, was increased salaries for public employees.

The protests were huge by Bulgarian measures, 10 000 according to Darik, and an (un)educated guess is that there is a growing discontent in the working classes, due to the economical crisis that is starting to hurt also in Bulgaria by now. Another even less educated guess is that there are only two weeks until the parliamentary elections, and the trade unionists want to make themselves seen by whoever wins.

They are also not alone in the streets. Today hobby fishermen demonstrated, they want more influence over the legislation regarding fishing. Tomorrow other groups with an interest in using Bulgarian nature are to demonstrate. Natural allies to zelenite I would say...


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