ZAGREB, August 27, 2019 – The Trade Union of State and Local Government Employees of Croatia said on Tuesday that raising the base pay would not equate salaries between public and government employees, and that the only solution was for the government and social partners to agree on a long term and consistent pay policy.
The announced 2% base pay rise as of September 1 will keep the status quo at the level above 2%, while pay rises by sector and activity will only deepen the existing pay differences between public and government employees, the union said.
Employees in comparable categories in state administration, public services and local government will continue to have different salaries, the union said.
Salaries in comparable categories should be equated as much as possible so that some rise slower while others increase faster, which is only possible in conditions of economic growth, the union added.
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