Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated on Thursday that by increasing wages of doctors and teachers on 1 March, education and healthcare have truly become national priorities for the first time after 1989.
“Teachers and doctors received today a good news, because we stated numerous times, the Uniform Public Pay Law aims at several areas of strategic interest, namely education and healthcare. Thus, both doctors and teachers, two very important professional categories, which Romania’s development depends on, will have a raise, it’s for the first time when, since 1989, education and healthcare have truly become national priorities, which is also reflected in the level of pay. Hopefully, migrations among teachers and doctors will also decline significantly (…) and our professional elites will remain in the country where they can be professionally accomplished. Teachers’ salaries grow on average by 20 percent, while those of doctors and nurses increase to the maximum level on the salary scale foreseen for 2022,” Viorica Dancila said at the beginning of the Government meeting.
The PM mentioned that for doctors “the wage increases go up to 122 percent, net”.
“These wages will actually be received at the end of March. However, I am convinced that not only doctors and teachers have gained, but all citizens of this country have to benefit from better healthcare services and better education services for their children,” Dancila also stated.