“Women entrepreneurship and women-led enterprises”

IMG_2104The President of the Federation of Transport Trade Unions in Bulgaria /FTTUB/ Ekaterina Yordanova and the President of Entrepreneurs GERB Valya Chilova, both candidates for municipal councillors from GERB Sofia, united in their support of women entrepreneurship which is one of the topics announced by the European Commission for the first ever Horizon Prize for Social Innovation.

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The date 7 October was chosen in 2008 by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) to mark the World Day for Decent Work. Since then this day is celebrated in more than 130 countries worldwide. The term “decent work” was introduced by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and has become a focus of the industrial relations.
On this date millions of trade unionists bring together their actions and efforts to achieve a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for their families. Прочети още

Congress days in Paris: Day two


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


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

First victory for staff rights at Qatar Airways

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is celebrating the first victory for staff rights at Qatar Airways (QR) after the airline admitted that it has removed its contractual pregnancy and marriage prohibitions. These demanded that anyone becoming pregnant had to notify management, at which point she would be likely to lose her job, and forbade marriage for five years (even after that time permission had to be sought to marry). Прочети още

ILO finds Qatar guilty

Geneva-based United Nations agency the ILO (International Labour Organization) today found Qatar guilty of allowing its state-owned airline, Qatar Airways, to violate international and national agreements and institutionalise discrimination. The case was successfully brought against Qatar by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation). In a dramatic judgment – which can be seen here – the ILO has found that: Прочети още

FTTUB’s President Ekaterina Yordanova took part in the charity for 24 May, the Day of Cyrillic script and Bulgarian culture


The President of the Federation of Transport Trade Unions in Bulgaria and councilor at Sofia Municipal Council Ekaterina Yordanova participated in the charity campaign collecting books for the future Public Reading Space in front of the National Theatre “Ivan Vazov”. The campaign launched on 24 May – the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture. The initiative will replace the long since abandoned pavilion at the National Theatre Park, with a Sofia Municipality InfoPoint, part of which will become the Public Reading Space. Прочети още

FTTUB marked 24 May, the day of Cyrillic script and Bulgarian culture, with a traditional Bulgarian round dance.


May 24th is the brightest national holiday we have. It is uniquely Bulgarian, just as Bulgaria is unique for its script, its culture, its Enlightenment and all these traditions that we protect and pass on from generation to generation. Прочети още