Salaries in the public sector will be raised every year, according to the new salary law, starting with 2014, in successive stages, but only for some workers – those whose base salary is smaller than the one resulting from the implementation of the new law, reads a document obtained by Mediafax. The new salary law for the public sector prepared by the Government for 2014 and the following years, base salaries for the first remuneration class will be determined as nominal values using a coefficient I worth RON 800, representing the gross minimum salary after July 1, and existing hierarchy coefficients. The difference between two successive classes of remuneration will be kept at 2.5 per cent. Government sources have said the system means any pay rise would be given just to workers whose salary is smaller than the one resulting form the application of the new legislation. The other ones making more money will keep the current pay until they ‘are caught up with’ by the other ones. The new law also says the total of bonuses, premiums, compensations and indemnities will be set so that, combined with the base salary, they should not exceed the pay rise set for every year by the special yearly legislation. The medium education personnel who complete higher education in the course of their employment will be secured the pay class they previously had, minimum. The Labour Minister did not answer the request to give further explanations on the information relative to the new pay law.