Gov't spokesman heralds wage increases after bailout exit

Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos indicated in comments on Sunday that the leftist-led administration was planning wage hikes as part of a series of measures to counter the impact of austerity after Greece exits its third bailout in August.

"Preparations for the day after have already begun," he told the news website Dikaiologitika News.

Kosovo Workers Threaten Strikes Over PM's Pay Hike

Unions representing Kosovo's public-sector workers are threatening to go on strike in support of their demand for higher salaries.

The warning comes after Kosovo's Constitutional Court ruled on June 11 that Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj 's decision to increase the salaries of cabinet members, judges and prosecutors, and his own salary by 100 per cent, does not break the law.

An IT Specialist takes over 5 Times the Salary of someone Working in Tourism in Bulgaria

Computer specialists in Bulgaria receive about five and a half times the average salary for hotel and restaurant workers, according to a CITUB report on wage bargaining in 2017.

This is also the difference between the highest and the lowest average salary by sectors - for IT specialists the remuneration is 3150 BGN and for the employed in tourism - 580 BGN.

Salaries approach pension level

Almost 1.5 million Greeks are trapped in a poverty spiral, with considerably low salaries and pensions, as state statistics reveal.

The crisis has left its indelible mark on the lives of workers, as almost one-third of workers in the private sector are in flexible forms of employment and have to survive on an average gross monthly salary of just 383 euros.

Iohannis warns Government effects of public-sector pay legislation contradict principles of equality, predictability

President Klaus Iohannis met on Tuesday with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and Labor Minister Lia Olguta Vasilescu, a context in which he warned the Executive that the effects of the public-sector pay legislation are in contradiction with the principles of equality and predictability and required prudence in addressing economic policies, so as to ensure the sustainability of citizens'