site.btaPrime Minister to Meet with Protesting Energy Workers and Miners
Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov invited representatives of the protesting energy workers and miners to a meeting, which will be held at 4 pm on Sunday, the cabinet's press centre said on Saturday.
The leaders of the two major trade unions, Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Bulgaria (CITUB) and Podkrepa Labour Confederation, are invited, as well as the chairs of the Federation of Independent Miners' Trade Unions at CITUB, the National Federation of Energy Workers at CITUB, the Independent Trade Union Federation of Workers in Energy Industry at CITUB, of the CITUB's trade unions in TPP Maritsa East 2, in Mines Maritsa East, in the individual mines of Mines Maritsa East and in TPP Bobov Dol, as well as the leaders of the Miners' Trade Union Federation and the Bulgarian Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers and of the trade union regional unions of Podkrepa in Kyustendil, Pernik and Stara Zagora.
On Saturday, Energy Minister Rumen Radev with the management of TPP Maritsa East 2 and Mines Maritsa East. Later during the day he also met with the protesting energy workers and miners, who are blocking the Trakia Motorway.
Interior Ministry told BTA on Saturday evening that due to the ongoing protests, the Trakia Motorway at Stara Zagora and the Pass of the Republic remain closed.