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Romania - Advice to cut public sector wages by 20% - November 30, 2020

Romania’s National Bank (BNR) chief economist suggested that public sector employees should work only four days a week and have their wages cut by 20%. He also claimed that “it is not normal at all for the average salary in the public sector to be higher than in the private sector”. Fiscal consolidation emerged as a hot topic on the public agenda, as the country’s public deficit will exceed 9% of GDP this year. Without such measures, the public deficit will exceed 8% of GDP next year.

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For more information, please contact Paul de Beer or Oana Ciuca or Sjaak van der Velden, De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement) p.t.debeer@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Mehmet Koksal mkoksal@etui.org.
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