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January 18, 2021

Government considers raising gross minimum wage for 2021 by 70 RON, to 2,300 RON

Government is considering raising gross minimum wage, guaranteed for the year 2021 with a level that would surpass the inflation rate, namely by 70 RON, gross, from 2,230 RON to 2,300 RON gross per month.

Prime Minister Florin Citu and Labor Minister Raluca Turcan, had on Monday, consultations with representatives of the National Tripartite Council for Social Dialogue, with the topic of raising minimum wage for the year 2021.

“At the level of the Government we will decide on raising minimum wage for next year with a percentage that will take into account the arguments of union representatives, employers, as well as the social and economic context. We want to ensure a better life for Romanians and also to take care in keeping the jobs and to protect the entrepreneurial initiative”, the Prime Minister highlighted, according to Agerpres.

The Labor Minister, Raluca Turcan, presented three scenarios regarding the evolution of the wage evolution indicator in 2021, as a result of consultations of Governmental authorities and the representatives of the National Tripartite Council for Social Dialogue.


SMEs Council: Government takes over our proposal for raising minimum wage to 2,300 RON


Prime-Minister Florin Citu supported on Monday, within the National Tripartite Council, the proposal of raising the minimum wage to 2,300 RON as of 2021, declared on Monday, for AGERPRES, the chairman of the National Council of Small and Medium Sized Private Enterprises in Romania – (CNIPMMR), Florin Jianu.

“From what the Prime Minister expressed, he took over our proposal of raising minimum wage by 3%, from 2,230 RON to 2,300 RON, which will cover the inflation rate and a part of productivity, or nearly double the inflation rate, which was somewhere at 1.8%. This was also their proposal, now they will have to make a firm decision,” said the leader of employers’ association.

Also, the Prime Minister agreed with freezing the fine point to 145 RON.

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