The government has approved a ten pct rise in salary rates for the public sector from September

The government has approved a ten pct rise in salary rates for the public sector from September
The government has approved a ten pct rise in salary rates for the public sector from September

Prague – All employees of public services and the state, who did not receive a raise in January this year, will have their salary scales, or basic earnings, raised by ten percent from September. The regulation on the increase was approved by the government today. Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) said this at a press conference after the cabinet meeting. By the end of the year, according to the documents for the regulation, an additional 5.17 billion crowns will be needed from the budget of the state, municipalities and health insurance companies. According to Fiala, this will not increase the budget deficit, the ministries have to find the money in their coffers. The leaders of the governing parties and the trade unions have agreed on the growth of earnings. They demanded an increase due to high inflation, there were threats of protests.

“The government today approved an increase in the tariff component of the salary of state employees. The state administration will be competitive on the labor market, without this implying higher demands on state finances,” said Fiala. He said that the ministries must find the money for the September addition in their budgets, the state budget deficit will not increase.

For this year, the salary in public and state services has been frozen for civil servants, cultural workers, non-pedagogues in education and other professions. Earnings grew in other professions. Starting in January, the base salary for police officers, firefighters and social service workers was increased by 700 crowns. Teachers improved by two percent, health professionals by six percent. According to the information system on average earnings, the public sector employed 712,100 people in the first quarter of this year. The average salary was 40,352 crowns. Half of the workers received more than 37,633 crowns. In the private sector, the average wage was 41,386 crowns, and half of the people had over 33,647 crowns.

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