Dr. Lilyana Valcheva, Dr. Agata Manolova
National Trade Union “Higher Education and Science” Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria
Abstract. For a consecutive year, the National Trade Union for Higher Education and Science at the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria presents statistics from public higher education institutions. The article focuses on the widespread inequalities in the pay for teaching and the policies of some employers (rectors), authoritatively maintaining low incomes, regardless of the signals received from the union and the series of recommendations from the Ministry of Education and Science. Through а thorough analysis, the basic requirements for achieving the strategic goals in the sector have been identified on the deepening inequalities in the higher education system. The results presented here are grounds for a change in the current legislation – undoubtedly in support of sustainable development, focused on human capital, and above all the attitude of employers towards young teachers at public higher schools.
Keywords: higher education; science; universities; autonomy; quality; funding; governance; reform; trade unions; social dialogue and partnership
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