Radnička prava

FLAT TAX OR DEMOCRACY?

Towards a Progressive Tax Reform in Bulgaria
In 2008, Bulgaria introduced a flat tax rate of 10% on income and corporate profits. Together with the absence of tax breaks for low earners or reduced VAT rates for basic amenities, this makes Bulgaria's tax system regressive.

ЖИВОТ С УВРЕЖДАНЕ В ТРУДОВАТА УТОПИЯ

Oбрази на продуктивизма
At the beginning of 2018 parents of children with disabilities, united by the slogan The System is Killing Us, started a series of protests in the Bulgarian capital.

EXPLOITATION & RESISTANCE

Labour in Three Subcontracting Industries
Among European Union member-states, Bulgaria has the highest proportion of people who live in severe material deprivation, and it also tops the rankings on income inequality.

DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS

Impact of Austerity Measures on Women in Croatia
«Without us, the world stops working» – This was the slogan under which millions of Spanish women launched a general strike on 8 March 2018. The strike was more than just a strike, however, giving women the opportunity to discuss different related topics and engage in processes of self-organization around questions like work, care, and consumption. No...

BULGARIAN WELFARE DOES NOT COMBAT POVERTY BUT THE POOR

A Review
KOI’s 2018 report «The People Against Welfare Payments: or The Art of Making Those In Need Ask for More Restrictions Against Themselves» authored by Vanya Grigorova is a follow-up of an earlier, 2016 report entitled Poor Against Poor.

IDENTITIES. JOURNAL FOR POLITICS, GENDER AND CULTURE

Volume 14, 2017
IDENTITIES is a peer reviewed international journal that seeks to serve as a platform for the theoretical production of Southeastern Europe and enable its visibility and an opening for international debate with authors from both the «intellectual centers» and the «intellectual margins»«««« of the world.

A WORKING CLASS REPORT

The Fate of Employees After Privatization in Kosovo
This report was prepared with the aim of shedding light on the predicament of workers in Kosovo’s former socially-owned and public enterprises, which have been privatized by various local and international investors over the past years.
09.01.2018.
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Beograd, Dom sindikata
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«NO LABOUR POWER WITHOUT ORGANISING!»

Some remarks on the conference: «For Labour Rights»
«FOR LABOUR RIGHTS! – Trans-National Solidarity, Commons and Perspectives on Organising» – was the programmatic title of a conference held in Belgrade, organised from 27-29 October by the Belgrade office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. It brought together trade unionists, members of left civil society organisations, social researchers and leftist activists from Europe, Asia and USA to discuss labour struggles and strategies within the wider context of «Global Social Rights».
24.10.2017.
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Dom sindikata / Hotel Palace, Belgrade, Serbia
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«FOR LABOUR RIGHTS!»

Trans-National Solidarity, Commons and Perspectives on Organising
With the aim of tackling problems situating labour rights in the broader context of social rights, the Belgrade office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is organising a conference on the topic of how to organise labour in times of deindustrialisation, the advanced de-organisation of the labour-movement and an ongoing fragmentation and precarisation of working conditions – not only in the region of the so-called «periphery economies» in Southeast Europe, but across the globe.

LABOUR RIGHTS IN TRANSNATIONAL COMPANIES

Commented Bibliography
Nearly after 150 years of Marx´s reading, labour and its organizations are facing the enormous challenge of simultaneously responding to the current globalization regime marked by growing social inequality, continuing environmental degradation, global capital mobility, supply chains of transnational companies crossing national borders, persistent high levels of informal employment in most of the late industrialized countries, and growing precariousness [...].