‘The responsibility-taking procedure has several stages. There is a stage at which the government decides to take responsibility, with the draft law to be sent to Parliament afterwards.
Then there follows a period of time during which the parliamentarians can table amendments, and then the government meets again and either accepts or rejects those amendments and then it goes before Parliament and takes responsibility for the draft law final form’, the prime minister explained.
He stressed he was giving the details above ‘so that the procedure for taking responsibility may be precisely understood’ and in order to eliminate possible misunderstanding.
The prime minister made the remarks after the trade union leaders, following talks with him on Wednesday, said the executive was not taking responsibility for the public sector single salary law on Sept. 2.
Leader of the National Trade Unions Bloc Dumitru Costin said that on Sept. 2 the government would merely assume a political viewpoint, with the responsibility-taking procedure to follow after that date.
‘This entails the Parliament’s notification, the opening of dialogue with the parliamentary parties so that they may make remarks, comments and amendments to the respective text as well as a more intense dialogue with the trade unions and employers so that the government may assume responsibility in about two weeks from that date and use its constitutional powers’, Costin said.