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Government proposes 4% pay increase in public sector

By: J.S.,STA

The government offered a 4% increase in public sector pay as of September wages as its representatives met with trade unions.

While happy that the government no longer insist solely on one-off payments for the worst-paid public servants, unions would like to see an increase of 12%. Public Administration Minister Sanja Ajanović Hovnik told the press after the meeting that the 4% accounted for half of the 8% inflation forecast for this year by the IMAD macroeconomic think-tank. The minister said the government would not offer any more, with the 4% being “the maximum we can spare”. The proposal is estimated at EUR 58 million.

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