PM Ciolos: The Government attacks public sector wage increases at the Constitutional Court

Newsroom 08/11/2016 | 16:05

PM Dacian Ciolos announced on Tuesday that the Government will attack the public sector wage increases voted by the MPs the Constitutional Court, saying that the request will focus only on the changes of the ordinance, not on the initial ordinance. Ciolos also said that if the Parliament had wanted this changes to be voted on Monday to be applicable, then a real debated would have existed and the fiscal-budgetary responsibility law would have been taken into account.

The law stipulates that the salary increases cannot take place six months before the elections and and bi-Chamber principle, which implies that when a law is modified in one of the Parliament Chambers, it has to pass the vote of both Chambers.

„The law was substantially modified by the Deputies Chamber without the consultation of the Senate and the vote of senators. However, the Government doesn’t reject the adjustment need, the salaries increase in certain sectors, such as health and education, but we said then that the correction of some inequalities is essential, because as it was modified, the law deepens the salaries inequalities, ” said Ciolos.

„Minister Pislaru in well-informed regarding the budgetary impact. No matter that we’re in elections period, ministers and Parliament  should take responsible decision, that take into account the budgetary impact ” added Ciolos.

The Deputies Chamber plenum has voted on Monday the increase in incrementals and salaries in healthcare and education fields, as amendments to the approval law of the Emergency Ordonnance. There were 184 votes and one abstention from the vote from a deputy.

According to HotNews, the budgetary impact of these voted amendments votes in a meeting of the work and budget commissions was RON 4.85 billion last month.

The wages of employees in the education and healthcare will grow on average by 15 percent, according to the version of the ordinance that was voted.

Georgiana Bendre

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