The union of state and local government employees, which launched the protest on Tuesday, said today that they expected Justice and Public Administration Minister Ivan Malenica to receive its delegation for talks after he stated on Tuesday that he planned a meeting with the unionists.
Malenica also said that he empathized with judicial staff who protested across Croatia over low salaries and announced the adoption of a new law to introduce an equal pay for equal work model.
According to the data provided by the ministry, of 7,748 personnel in the judicial system, 5,974 of them receive salaries below HRK 5,500. Of them, 1,070 earn a monthly salary in the brackets between 3,000 and 4,000 kuna, while 1,503 are in the wage brackets between HRK 4,000-4,500, and 2,120 are in the next bracket up to hrk 5,000. Then, 1,280 receive salaries between 5,000 and 5,500.
This is far below Croatia’s average monthly salary which was HRK 7,086 for the period from January to August 2021.
(€1 = HRK 7.518328)
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