Government advances minimum salary at 1,200 lei from May 2016, unions ask 1,275 lei

Government advances minimum salary at 1,200 lei from May 2016, unions ask 1,275 lei

The Government on Monday night came with a proposition of raising the minimum salary to 1,200 lei/month starting with May 1, 2016, while the trade unions have asked ‘a correction’ to 1,275 lei, in order to cover losses in the first four months, said the CNS Cartel Alfa chairman, Bogdan Hossu, at the end of a meeting of the Three-party National Council, at the Labour Ministry.

“The Government came with a proposition that the minimum salary be 1,200 lei from May 1, 2016. A proposition justified by the fact that a feasibility study is needed to analyse the impact in various counties or activity sectors, capable to assimilate the 150-lei growth of the minimum salary. From this point of view, the unions said they won’t agree because there is no justification since the decision is made now, meaning today, tomorrow and basically once the decision is made, the study has no effect upon the matter of the minimum wage, it could only have upon the legislative measures to helping some activity sectors, upon the fiscal policy regarding the jobs, upon the instruments linked to the European programmes to support the regions or the sectors in difficulty,” said Bogdan Hossu.

After a talks break, the Government’s representatives returned with the same proposition, to raise the minimum salary as of May 1 to 1,200 lei. More…