Bulgaria is a member state of the ILO since 1920.
The ILO has assisted Bulgaria in its economic and labour market transformation and in its accession to the EU. Main areas of work included eliminating child labour, strengthening social dialogue, collective bargaining and their institutions, combating poverty and social exclusion of vulnerable groups from employment and from social protection, improving health and safety at workplace, supporting pension reform and sustainable social security system and promoting flexibility and security in the labour market.
Since Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007, the ILO provided support to the country recovering from the economic crisis with the help of the ILO Global Jobs Pact. Several ILO studies examined the impact of the crisis on the country or more specifically on wages, work inequalities or on the pension system.
17 September 2014
26 May 2014
ILO study says austerity measures and labour reforms will further increase workplace inequality in Europe
06 March 2012
Promoting social dialogue and sustainable enterprises
24 June 2015
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