State employees will collect by 4% more per month next year, after the gross wages will be increased by 25%. This is the statement made for TVR by Labour Minister Lia Olguţa Vasilescu Tuesday evening.
Asked whether the transfer of contributions from employer to employee would affect the wages, Olguţa Vasilescu stressed that “the wages will not decrease due to the transfer. (…) We have never said that this transfer of contributions will increase the wages, because we have other means to raise the wages: through the unitary wage law, by government decision to increase the minimum wage on the economy, through more benefits granted to the companies, including apprenticeship, of which perhaps it is good to remember that the employers will finally start to access these European funds, so there are other levers. It’s not the reason for which we wanted to raise the wages, but it is it is very true that even under these conditions there will be a slight increase of the net wage, so no one loses,” Minister Vasilescu has told the public television.
“For all state employees, there will be 25% increases of the gross wages, i.e. 4% of the net wage, but for people with disabilities, IT employees, those who have been tax-exempt so far the increases will be of 29% to cover the difference. There will be no drop in wages,” Lia Olguţa Vasilescu said.