According to the bill of the new salary law proposed by the Romanian government, the minimum gross salary will be RON 1,200 and the maximum gross salary will be RON 22,000, distributed across five salary categories.
However, trade unions are accusing the government of incompetence, because it has introduced some professions in the wrong categories, according to Mediafax newswire.
The five salary categories will include- starting next year when the law comes into force
- the category of the unskilled workers with a minimum gross salary of RON 1,200
- the category of people with medium studies who have graduated from professional schools, but do not have their baccalaureate
- the category of people with medium studies who have graduated their baccalaureate
- the category of people with short-term higher education like nurses or archive professions
- the category of people with long-term higher education such as the doctor, teacher as well as the country president, parliamentarians and ministers. This last category stipulates maximum gross salary of approximately RON 22,000.
However, some of these stipulations have elicited criticism from the trade unions that are accusing the government of not knowing occupational standards, because it included the driver profession for instance in the category of unskilled professions.
Previously, Labor Minister Rovana Plumb announced that the number of salary categories in the budgetary system will be reduced from 11 to just 5 categories. The new salary bill should be completed by the end of the year.
At the end of January, the government decided to set up a work group that should revise the Unitary Salary Law, so that the new stipulations will be applied starting next year, according to Mediafax newswire.