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Police Officers Protest across Bulgaria over Proposed Pay Cuts.

Police offers took to the streets across Bulgaria on Wednesday, in a second night of protests against planned cuts in their social benefits as part of cost-saving measures in the 2016 budget draft.A planned protest was scheduled for Wednesday evening, a day after thousands of officers demonstrated in what they described as spontaneous rallies. Both events have been met with reproach by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who said police officers' actions were "illegal".The second demonstration occurred despite concessions announced by the government which eventually agreed the one-off compensation paid upon retirement. However, the cabinet is determined to reduce the number of days officers have for paid leave to 20, down from 30. It is also adamant to abolish the principle of a 2% annual increase in remuneration.

Under current legislation members of the military and police force can retire earlier than employees in sectors not related to defence and security. - See more at:

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Publication:Sofia News Agency
Date:Nov 5, 2015
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