Home » Latest » PM Slashes Wages For More Than 230,000 Croatian Public Sector Workers

PM Slashes Wages For More Than 230,000 Croatian Public Sector Workers

From 1 April more than 231,000 of Croatia’s public sector workers will have less money in their pockets at the end of the month, after the nation’s Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic announced pay cuts for the sector.

“We’re going to rebalance the budget. We will have to reduce gross wages by 3% for all employees in the public sector, from the President and myself, to the officers and employees of public services,” said Milanovic in an interview with RTL television, adding that the alternative was redundancies.

Milanovic said that primary and secondary school teachers will be exempted and will in fact have slightly higher wages. Milanovic says that he his government has made mistakes and that he also regrets not making the wage cuts on the first day his government took over power in December 2011.

Syndicate leaders say that cutting wages in the public sector is not the answer and that they should not be made to pay for the governments mistakes. Many say also that reducing the spending power of over 230,000 people will lead the country further into crisis.

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

John Malkovich Holidaying in Opatija: ‘My Heaven on Earth’

American actor and director John Malkovich says he has found his ‘heaven on earth’ in Opatija on Croatia’s northern Adriatic coast. Malkovich, who has appeared in more than 70 films, receiving a number of Academy Award nominations, is currently holidaying in Opatija. It is the first time the 64-year-old actor, who has Croatian roots, has...

Mysterious Korčula Cave Where ‘Baba & Dida’ Were Discovered

On the south side of Mt. Pinski rat, which is located above Kale bay in Vela Luka on the southern Dalmatian island of Korčula, lies a cave that has become one of the most important archaeological sites in the whole Europe. Vela Cave (Vela spila or špilja) is a phenomenal natural attraction. About 250 square meters...

[PHOTOS] Jamie Dornan Arrives on Set in Dubrovnik

Jamie Dornan has been spotted for the first time in Dubrovnik on Friday, after arriving earlier this week, The Dubrovnik Times revealed. Fresh from Sunday’s 2017 Oscars, Dornan avoided waiting cameramen when he arrived at Dubrovnik Airport on Tuesday, but was spotted in town today. The 34-year-old is in the southern Croatian coastal city to...