general strikes in bulgaria

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1996, december 4 - bulgarian workers demand government's resignation
more than 400,000 bulgarians workers held a general strike to demand the resignation of the country's government. the strike was organized by the confederation of independent syndicates, bulgaria's largest trade union organization.

krastio petkov, president of the confederation told the media: "with its incompetent policies, the government is leading our country to ruin, and its resignation is our main demand". he said that only 12 per cent of the workforce had joined the protests because workers were scared of losing thier jobs.

annual inflation in the country is more than 250 percent.

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