Coalition to decide on wage cuts next week

It is still unclear how the Slovak governing coalition will proceed with its planned reductions in the salaries of around 2,600 public officials.

It is still unclear how the Slovak governing coalition will proceed with its planned reductions in the salaries of around 2,600 public officials.

Following a Coalition Council meeting on Tuesday, September 14, Prime Minister Iveta Radičová (SDKÚ) said there are two alternatives at hand, but it will only be decided next Tuesday (September 21) which one the coalition will pursue.

However, Radičová did not specify the features of the two alternatives, saying that the Finance Ministry still has to calculate both of them to see which one brings more effective reductions. “Each version leads us to at least 10-percent reductions in salaries,” she told the TASR newswire, adding that the measure will also include reduced pay for managers in state-owned or co-owned companies.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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