The main motive of unionists is that "such an increase would in certain extent compensate the reduction of the income of employees as a result of inflationary pressures and a lack of real wage increases and any additional bonuses or incentives in recent years." TUFEMIs representatives are reminding such increasing of the wages was expected at the end of 2008, when officially had been said by the MoI officials to employees that "wages are low" and "wages in the Ministry of Interior must be adequate to the working conditions".
2.1. Give a definition and to fill with a real meaning the term "physical integrity" - Art. 5a. of the Law for MoI, the physical integrity could be defined as a legal prohibition to enter into physical contact with a police officer. Exceptions are cases where it is necessary assistance to be obtained. Such definition, supported by appropriate administrative and criminal provisions, will restrict attacks on officials in the performance of his/her duties and will be punished to a fine ranging from 200 to 300 leva.
2.2. Change of the term "incompatible with the MoI service" - Art. 177 of Law for MoI.
TUFEMI insists on MoI officers to be allowed to receive income from activities other than their employment in the MoI on the procedure determined by the Minister. This proposal is prompted by the bad physical condition of the employees and the fact that in recent years the situation of employees in the system has worsened. TUFEMI is reminding to the Minister that there are many good practices in other EU Member States where the additional income and second job is a policy of the Government policy and it is under Governmental regulations.
2.3. Remove the ability for overtime work beyond the amount of compensation subject of Art. 211-212 of Law for MoI.
TUFEMIs observation of this problem shows it is caused by the fact that in the Law for MoI overtime is limited in the field of its compensation - by paying and additional paid leave, but it is not limited as the quantity of overtime which can be worked by employees. These are prerequisites for violation of fundamental constitutional rights - the remuneration for work regulated by law.
The solution of the problem can be found in two directions - to limit/restrict the overtime work regarding the compensations fixed in the Law for MoI or to eliminate all restrictions/limitations of all overtime compensations.
2.4. Eliminate the discrimination against police officers who are part-time graduated in the Academy of MoI.
Currently, all students on full-time training automatically assigned a category D after their graduation in Academy of MoI. Meanwhile, the students who have graduated part-time training in the Academy of MoI to acquire a category D, they have to compete and follow the general line and procedures. Furthermore - if the competition is for promotion in the category, the employees who have category E cannot participate in it, despite the fact that they have graduated the Academy of MoI and have the same major and degree as full-time graduated.
The change in this aspect, except it will terminate the established forms of discrimination will also justify the resources which MoI invest in means the part-time training staff in the Academy of MoI.
2.5. Provide functional immunity of trade union activists.
The Federation wants in the chapter twentieth of Law for MoI to be regulated (if necessary - by the modification or derogation of other provisions) the prohibition for service's termination of members in the elected management bodies of trade unions in accordance with Art. 245, item 13, as well as their transfer or posting for more than 90 days, during they are at this position in the trade union and six months after they are released, without the agreement of the central trade union's leadership.
TUFEMIs proposal is supported by the ratified from Republic of Bulgaria Convention of the International Labour Organisation, where is written the trade union leaders have immunity against prosecution and unfair dismissals. Such is the European practice.
TUFEMI will fully defend its objectives related to:
To achieve these objectives, the Federation has the following tasks: