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State employees will earn more

Yet the salary increase does not include teachers.

Teachers will not see their salaries increase.(Source: Sme)

The tariff salaries of employees in state and public administration should increase by 4 percent as of next year. This stems from the preliminary agreement made after the third round of negotiations over higher level collective agreements held in early October. This, however, does not concern the salaries of teachers.

“We are still discussing the additional increase in the so-called wage base for part of 2017 by a further 2 percent,” Finance Minister Peter Kažimír said, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

Representatives of the government also proposed to apply the same conditions of growth for 2018, he added.

Yet the salary increase does not include teachers, whose wages were hiked in September 2016 by 6 percent. The negotiations regarding an additional increase will be discussed directly by representative of the school trade unions Pavel Ondek and Education Minister Peter Plavčan.

Ondek is disappointed by such an attitude, considering it unfair.

“I am disappointed by the steps of certain colleagues from the Confederation of Trade Unions,” he said, as quoted by SITA.

During the first round of negotiations held in late September, the negotiators agreed on keeping the current benefits for state and public administration. The working hours will stay at 37.5 hours a week, while the holiday will increase to five weeks. Moreover, employees older than 33 years of age will be entitled to six weeks of holiday.

Salaries of employees in the state and public sector increased 4 percent also in the beginning of 2016. In the previous year there were two hikes, by 1.5 percent as of January 2015 and by 1 percent as of July 2015, SITA wrote.

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