Senate rejects the ordinance on increasing the salaries of officials
The Government Ordinance on increasing salaries of officials was rejected on Wednesday by the Senate, which is, however, the first Chamber, while the Chamber of Deputies is the decisional chamber.
The increase of wages for dignitaries was approved in July, when the government was led by interim Prime Minister Gabriel Oprea.
The ordinance entered the Senate debates with a negative opinion from the Labour Committee, which rejected, on November 10, the bill approving these provisions.
The salaries of the President, the Prime Minister and other dignitaries were increased from August 1, and the measure will remain in force until the final decision of the Chamber of Deputies.
The ordinance 14/2015 provides wage increases for 48 dignitaries and was approved by the Executive in July. According to the ordinance, the salaries of the president, of the prime minister and of the heads of the two chambers of parliament have increased in net value to RON 15,000, while the Deputy-PM’s salary is of RON 14,000.