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August 15, 2022

PNL’s Turcan says Liberals will pass uniform public pay law under certain conditions

The liberals will pass the Uniform Public Pay bill, the interim Chairwoman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Raluca Turcan said on Friday in central Sibiu, yet they prefer a “rather modest” salary pay against what the Social Democratic Party (PSD, major ruling) has proposed, with the public servants having the certainty that the increase is certain.

“We are interest that those who are subject of this increase to firstly know with certainty the quantum of the growth, for each year, so they have the certainty that they will benefit from these increases. Secondly, there is the growth’s quantum. In other words: we prefer a rather modest increase than what the PSD is proposing, but to know for sure it will be enforced.The PNL has forwarded a 1 to 13 ratio between the minimum and the maximum salary, the enforcement of the balancing through increase principle (with no cuts) with implementation within 4 years and an additional 23-billion lei wage envelope. (…) Should the bill has the elements we have asked for, meaning sustainability, predictability in implementation till the end, support in its finalisation during the mandate the PSD has got, then the PNL will back the Uniform Public Pay bill, but only under these conditions,” Raluca Turcan told a press conference.

She added that the Liberals want the Government to propose the Uniform Public Pay draft law and assume it.

“PNL has proposed the following working scenario, so that the citizens have the guarantee that the Uniform Public Pay draft law comes into force with 1 July. The Government presents the basic bill of the Uniform Public Pay Law, then debates will follow with the trade unions, the employers’ associations, with all of the wage categories, the professional families, the parliamentarians, the political parties and eventually for a predictable finale or a predictable finalisation of the Uniform Public Pay Law, the Government should assume responsibility on a draft law that could immediately be enforced. (…) What guarantee is there now that the PSD, with no money, that the Grindeanu Government with no money will have the political will to pass the Uniform Public Pay Law?! Zero guarantees,” opined the PNL interim Chairwoman.

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