NO to forced labour and “modern slavery”

The World Day for Decent Work was marked by another important event. FTTUB addressed a letter to the Minister of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Bulgaria Ivaylo Kalfin. There, besides the WDDW, the federation calls for support for ratification of the 2014 Protocol to the ILO Convention on Forced Labour. This was FTTUB contribution to the initiative of the International Trade Union Confederation, personally led by its General Secretary Ms Sharon Burrow. Прочети още

EUROPEAN CORPORATE JUST CULTURE DECLARATION

Safety is of paramount importance to the public but also to the aviation industry.

Safety is not only a legal requirement but also a key contributor to sustainable business. Any entity in aviation has therefore a responsibility to maintain and improve safety. Staff working in the aviation industry, at all levels, have a safety responsibility and are key to a safe system.

A safe aviation system requires events that affect or could affect aviation safety to be reported fully, freely and in a timely manner as needed to facilitate their investigation and the implementation of lessons learnt.

Just Culture lies at the heart of an effective reporting system and such a system is needed in all aviation organisations to maintain and improve aviation safety. Прочети още

Quality jobs and quality transport services in Sofia guaranteed

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Today, October 5, in the frame of the election campaign for local government in the capital of Bulgaria, was signed an agreement between the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) and the candidate of GERB political party and current Mayor of Sofia Mrs. Yordanka Fandakova.

The agreement is an expression of the accumulated positive experience, built mutual trust and predictability of social partners’ actions and their will to preserve, strengthen and build upon the achievements during the next term. Прочети още

Congress days in Paris: Day four (final)

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This day was devoted to organizational issues and to introspection. In this day the results of the elections for a new leadership of the ETUC were announced (for more information, see the ETUC website). The new President’s name is Rudy De Leeuw, Belgium and the new Secretary General is Luke Visentini, Italy. After the announcement of the results, he launched a debate on the role of the ETUC in which leaders of affiliate national unions expressed their views. Among them was the President of CITUB Plamen Dimitrov. A declaration was adopted as the basis for the future action plan.
The Congress was officially closed with applause and music.
The Executive Committee met to elect a new Steering Group and two vice presidents.
The day ended with a press conference at which the ETUC reported the Congress outcomes to the media and the general public.
Here is the Bulgarian report: during the next four-year period our country will be represented in the Executive Committee – the ETUC’s decision-making body, by Plamen Dimitrov, President of CITUB, Dimitar Manolov, president of CL “Podkrepa” and Ekaterina Yordanova, President of FTTUB !

ETF launches a set of proposals to improve EU law enforcement in road transport

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On 29 September 2015, the ETF has launched its concept to improve EU law enforcement in road transport at an event bringing together EU Member States, European Commission services and partner organisations. The ETF proposal is based on existing practices and tools that only require minimum measures and adjustments, thus allowing implementation without delay. Прочети още

Congress days in Paris: Day two

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The beginning of the second day was dedicated to another important topic – the women participation and representation in union governance. Struggling for equality, trade unions should start from themselves. An ETUC resolution on this issue was adopted. The President of FTTUB and Vice President of the Women’s Committee of ETUC Ekaterina Yordanova was among the official guests on the stage. She is an inspirational example of fruitful career and successful implementation of the gender balance principle in practice within the FTTUB. Прочети още

13th Congress of the ETUC

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Today in Paris starts the 13th Congress of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). It will be attended by nearly 500 voting delegates and another 200 without the right to vote, representing 90 national trade unions from 40 countries. They will be joined by reps of 10 more federations and other trade union structures. The discussions, brought together in four main panels will continue four days. The Congress will vote the Theme Paris Manifesto, the new Working Programme 2015 – 2019 and some resolutions. Elections will be held for a new President, Secretary General, 2 deputies, 4 Confederate Secretaries and 5 auditors. Прочети още

New fire station for Lyulin district of Sofia

A new fire station was opened in Sofia on 27 September. It will serve the districts of Lyulin, Vrabnitsa, Bankya and partially Ilinden. The new construction had been built with the support of Sofia municipality. The ceremony was opened by Bishop Branitski Gregory with a traditional holy water rite. The opening was attended by the Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandykova and the Minister of Regional Development Lilyana Pavlova, the Deputy Minister of Interior Krasimir Tsipov, Chief Commissioner Fire Safety and Population Protection Nikolay Nikolov, the Mayor of Lyulin Milko Mladenov and councilors – as Ekaterina Yordanova, president of the FTTUB.
This is the ninth fire station on the territory of Sofia. Lilyana Pavlova explained that the equipment and the cars for the new fire station were delivered within the “Regional development” program. Pavlova also expressed her beliefs that due to the modern equipment the working environment for the employees would improve.