Bulgarian Railway Workers Protest Against Layoffs

I’m just back from covering the demonstration of about a hundred railway workers in front of the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport. Here is one of my shots…

Bulgarian railway workers protest against planned layoffs
Bulgarian railway workers protest against planned layoffs (Image Copyright Johann Brandstatter)

The Railway Workers Union has called for this demonstration to protest against the expected slashing of 850 jobs within the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) as a measure to bring the company out of the red numbers. The (profitable) freight subsidiary of the BDZ was put on sale earlier this year, but failed to find a buyer.

Images from this event are on sale on Demotix. More material about the Bulgarian State Railways can be found on my website www.jb-photography.org.

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