The chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Marcel Ciolacu, estimates that the income of public workers will be slashed by 25% and that a decision in this sense could be taken during a government sitting, scheduled for Wednesday. "Ms. Turcan (Minister of Labor, Raluca Turcan) made these slashes in 2010 as well, when she was a PDL (Liberal Democratic Party, ed. n.) member.
Labor Minister Kostis Hatzidakis has announced that all those awaiting the issue their pension will receive a temporary one that will range from 345 to 384 euros a month, depending on their years of service.
It will also be paid out retroactively - concerning the entire period since the submission of their application.
The "Unirea" National Federation of Romanian Pensioners (FNUPR) calls out Labor Minister Raluca Turcan over the gap between the planned pension pegging to inflation (2 - 3 percent) and the rapid surge of food, medicines and utility prices by 10 - 20 percent, which will bring pensioners below the poverty line.
Some 1,985,000 workers in the private sector will see salary increases early in 2021, as a result of the reduction of social insurance contributions that takes effect this Friday, January 1, Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis told Alpha Radio on Monday.
Moreover, several positive changes in the country's social insurance system are also in the pipeline, he added.
There is a decision for raising for Social Reference Index, but this will take place after a debate, declared, on Thursday, the minister of Labor and Social Protection, Raluca Turcan, in a press conference held a few hours after taking on the position.
Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Wednesday evening, during the first meeting of the new Cabinet, that next week, on Wednesday, they will have their first government sitting and asked ministers to prepare a series of drafts to combat the negative effects generated by the pandemic and to support the business environment. "This evening we won't have a government sitting.
Noted names of the Romanian politics are opening the lists of candidates for the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies of the Bucharest electoral constituency. Some have done politics and are returning to this year's elections, others are members of the current Parliament and want a new term as a senator or deputy.