Government’s draft laws on Monday in Parliament
The discussion of Premier Emil Boc with representatives of ministries on the sidelines of draft laws for which the Government will assume responsibility ended on Saturday evening. The normative acts are expected to be submitted to Parliament on Monday morning.
No additional modifications were made on law texts at the talks held at Victoria Palace, the ministries making only some correlations and checkups.
PM Emil Boc on Saturday met with ministries of Labour, Education and Justice, whereas the Finance Ministry was represented by a state secretary for the last check-up of the three draft laws on Education, single salary system for the state-run sector and reshuffling of agencies from its subordination, rationalisation of public expenditures, support of business climate and observance of the agreement with the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission.
The Premier had asked on Wednesday the members of his cabinet to draw up by the end of the week, the draft laws for which the Government will assume responsibility, including in laws the observations and modifications that were made at the weekly government meeting.
The Government decided to assume responsibility for the three packages of laws on Education, single salary system in the state-run sector, and reshuffling of agencies from its subordination, rationalisation of public expenditures, support of business climate and observance of the agreement with the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission.
The draft laws will be submitted to Parliament on Monday, while the standing offices of the parliament’s two chambers will establish a calendar on the assumption of responsibility.
The talks focused on the law on the single salary system in the state-run sector, since the draft law has just been finalised on Friday evening.
On Friday, representatives of employers’ associations and trade unions confederations of state employees rediscussed together with Labour Minister, Marian Sarbu and Finance Minister Gheorghe Pogea the draft law on single pay in the state sector.
According to president of Cartel Alfa trade union confederation, Bogdan Hossu, the Single salary law agreed the introduction into the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the share of spending for labour force, with GDP reflecting the evolution of the minimal salary for the entire state sector from 705 lei in 2010 to 1100 lei in 2010.
‘In principle, it was established that high-education employees the basic coefficient of the salary scheme should start from 1.75 gross salaries, and be of maximum 1.75 for employees with secondary education,’ said the trade union leader Bogdan Hossu.
Bogdan Hossu said that the coefficients for top positions reduced, whereas they went up for executive managers, therefore a balance was created.
The coefficients for the prime minister went down; the same as for the chairmen of the two Chambers, president of the Courts of Accounts to 11.6 gross salaries from 11.8 initially. The coefficients in the judiciary grew for the lower positions of the scheme.