PSD leader, PM Tudose contradict president Iohannis

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Dragnea: This is the first time when salaries will get a serious increase for everybody* Tudose: Trade unions have come to a wrong way of thinking, starting from the premise that we’ll close the country and even bees will not grow anymore

 

Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chairman Liviu Dragnea and PM Mihai Tudose, who were visiting Hunedoara County on Thursday, stated again that transferring the social contributions from the employee to the employer will not cause salary decreases, but on the contrary, “this is the first time when salaries will get a serious increase for everybody”. Dragnea said that “no businessman who is mentally healthy and in good faith will not afford to use this change to decrease the employee’s salary”, while the PM criticized and chaffed trade unions, saying that they can’t be understood and that “they have come to a wrong way of thinking, starting from the premise that we will close the country and even bees will not grow anymore”.

Dragnea and Tudose met the employees of the Mintia Thermal Power Plant, as well as the businessmen in the county, and at the end of the meeting held at the Hunedoara Chamber of Commerce and industry, they were expected by a few dozens of people who booed them, shouting “Justice, not corruption!”.

The PSD Chairman and the Prime-Minister said once again that transferring the contributions to the employees “is a good, win-win measure”.

“I understood that the CNSLR-Fratia’s dissatisfaction is caused by the transfer of the contributions. Three or four weeks ago I visited Dacia Factory with Tariceanu. We had a very serious talk with the management of that company, which is a huge company, and I openly asked if they have any problem with transferring the contributions. They said that they have no problem, they are not planning to diminish the net salaries for any employee, and no businessman who is mentally healthy and in good faith will not afford to use this change to decrease the employee’s salary” Dragnea said.

The Social-Democrat leader also said that in the near future there will be explanations related to the net salary, which will not be diminished, and that “this is the first time when salaries will get a serious increase for everybody”.

“Everybody knows, and it will be explained in the coming period, that the net salary cannot be decreased, and the employer doesn’t pay more. We are trying to find out what’s happening behind this action, because it is the first time when salaries will get a serious increase for everybody, the minimum wage is increased each year, the cache that every employee takes home is higher, the pension contribution will increase 2.5 times and dissatisfactions appear. I talked also, but the Government talked to more trade unions. They are saying one thing in official talks and a different thing when they are discussing in private” Dragnea stated.

PM Mihai Tudose said in his turn that he is trying to see “what’s behind this stubbornness of the trade unions which cannot be understood”. “Excuse me, but we already cannot suffer their lack of argumentation” PM Mihai Tudose stated.

“On Tuesday, we had talks between the Government, trade unions and employers. Some of the trade unions were very vehement against this measure, coming to a wrong way of thinking, starting from the premise that we will close the country and even bees will not grow anymore. Also near them, in the other half of the table, the representatives of the employers said that salaries will not decrease, that they agree these changes, their work will become easier, they could better pay some employees without bearing more. Some of the trade unions said they just disagree with this. We are starting to see what’s hidden behind this stubbornness in knowing the reality, actually nobody is harmed and everybody wins” Tudose added.