A controversial legislative measure appears on the part of the Government, on Friday, in full scandal related to the education system, with a strike that disrupts the waters in the Romanian pre-university environment.
Our executive at the Victoria Palace decided to adopt an ordinance increasing the salaries for all common functions in the Romanian administration, both central and local.
Shock for the public budget. A lot of budget workers’ salaries are going up. They say this is needed so teachers can get more money
The measure to increase so many salaries in the administration would come into force on June 1 and would require a 10% increase in the incomes of the beneficiaries, but it seems that it would be necessary to be able to increase the salaries of employees in Education.
A first vehement reaction against this measure came from USR representatives. “The “Zero barat vis-à-vis teachers” government is increasing the salaries of those in the administration by 10%, from June 1. That PSD and PNL keep saying that they have no money for teachers. What was supposed to be a unitary wage went downhill through political interventions.
There are dozens of exemptions and extensions for many budget categories. Some refer to the minimum wage of 2021, others jumped directly to 2022. And for others, a scheme was made to fill the resulting differences between the minimum wage of 2022 and that of 2018, by allocating a quarter of the difference each year. That’s how it was supposed to be for teachers, but it didn’t apply. The PSD-PNL government suffers from hypocrisy and proves, once again, that for some it is a mummy, for others it is a plague”, says USR deputy Alin Apostol, member of the Administration Commission.
According to an analysis by avocatnet.ro, “starting with January 1, 2023, the gross amount of the basic salaries/position balances/position salaries/monthly employment allowances benefiting the staff paid from public funds is increased by 10% compared to the level granted for the month of December 2022, without exceeding the nominal value for the year 2022 established according to the annexes to the Framework Law no. 153/2017. The ordinance derogates, practically, from the provisions of Law 153, which establish that starting from 2023, basic salaries, position balances/position salaries and employment allowances should have been established by multiplying the coefficients provided for in annexes no. I-VIII of Law 153 with the gross minimum basic salary per country guaranteed in payment in force”. The measure would be included in the text of the emergency ordinance GEO no. 168/2022.
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