Quality jobs and quality transport services in Sofia guaranteed

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)

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


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


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

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.

Meeting of the CITUB and the World Bank

On 25 September, the Confederation of the Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria hosted a formal meeting with the Permanent Representative of the World Bank in Bulgaria Tony Thompson in a time when our country expects its detailed analysis of the state of the economy. Brief overview of key data and conclusions was presented by Mr. Thompson in his presentation “Bulgaria’s potential for sustainable growth and shared prosperity.” It outlined the parameters of development, which obviously the World Bank considers advisable.

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World tourism day

27 September, World tourism day, was celebrated within FTTUB by the president Ekaterina Yordanova and the branch representative and member of the Managing Body Iskra Tsakova. On the kind invitation of the “Tourism” municipal enterprise they took part in the event organized by the Bulgarian Tour Operators and Travel Agencies Association. It took place at the Military History Museum, one of the most emblematic Sofia landmarks.

In her capacity of city councilor, Ekaterina Yordanova greeted the audience on behalf of the Municipal Council of Sofia wishing them all prosperity and better lives.

“Tourism is one of the sectors on which Bulgaria and Sofia need to focus their attention, while developing it with care for the preservation and representation of Bulgarian authenticity. We have so much to share with the world: our cultural and historical heritage, our natural beauties, our traditions. And it is exactly through tourism that we can bring Bulgaria closer to the hearts and minds of people worldwide. We have seen it happen during the 43rd congress of the International Transport Federation (ITF) in Sofia, when we shared the best of Bulgaria with almost 2000 delegates from all corners of the world, and they carry it in their hearts ever since.” – commented Ekaterina Yordanova.

FTTUB sends greetings to our partners in tourism and our newest members at ‘Travel Time Bulgaria’, with our best wishes for successful days.