The Government plans to solve the budgetary remuneration issue through an emergency ordinance that will be enforced this year and the next one, while a multiannual law will become effective as of 2018.
“We shall have a first debate on an emergency ordinance draft assumed by the Government, aiming at immediately revising the disruptions that came against the minimum wage rise and the salary compression in the lower half of the wage scale (…) Our goal is to enforce this emergency ordinance draft as of the second half of this year and during the next year,” PM Dacian Ciolos told ministers at the beginning of the weekly Gov’t sitting on Wednesday.
The prime minister added that the Executive would also come up with a draft law to supplement the emergency ordinance. The bill is to frame a multiannual approach as of 2018, aiming to evolve to a unitary remuneration that should be correlated with the public administration reform.
“A public administration reform without a clear, adjusted remuneration system will not be operative. I realize that politically speaking it will be difficult to have a decision on such a multiannual approach this year, but I think it’s our duty to at least forward the proposal and to launch it for debate,” the premier pointed out.
Ciolos said that the draft law will be discussed in the Gov’t in the upcoming period and after that it would be debated with the trade unions and the civil society.
Rises from 1 to 20 %
The salaries of more than half of the budgetary employees in Romania will rise on the average by 5 percent as of August 1st, the Government spokesperson Dan Suciu stated. Social workers will benefit of the highest increase – 20 %, while for the other categories the rise will be modest, around 1 pc.
Suciu explained that the rises report to the value of the minimum wage updated starting May 1st.
The Executive’s spokesperson stressed that the Government took into account the second half of the wage scale, encompassing the lowest incomes, which refers to “more than a half of the state employees.