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February 25, 2021

LabMin Pislaru: New ordinance on public pay could be adopted on June 1

A new ordinance on public pay could be drawn up, together with the social partners, by May 15, released for public debate for two weeks and passed by the Government on June 1, Labour Minister Dragos Pislaru (photo) told a press conference at the Government House.

“We are trying to come up with a draft in three weeks’ time. We are thinking of May 15 as the date to launch a new draft to public debate; until then, we cannot talk of another draft. (…) On May 15 we shall have a completed process and then we can enter public debate with everyone. (…) The two weeks we proposed, namely from May 15 to May 30, will be for public debate, in order to try to stay within the six-month time frame before the general elections, so that on June 1, which falls on a Wednesday, we could adopt by emergency procedure a bill and other things that we can find together with the social partners as the result of this demarche that we start on Monday,” Pislaru said.

He added that it would be a correction ordinance to the pay system for public workers.

Between 300,000 and 500,000 public workers could benefit from pay increases, he said.

On the other hand, Pislaru said that the ordinance will be based on a limited fiscal budget capacity.

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