PM Boc: Public employees to recoup salary cuts in two tires, most likely in 2011
Public employees will fully receive the salaries at the amount they used to be in June 2010, before the 25 percent cuts, and this is most likely to happen in two tires, during 2012, on condition that the economic growth is ranging between 1.5 – 2 percent in 2011, and between 3.5-4 percent in 2012, as well populist slippages are avoided, PM Emil Boc told the Realitatea TV.
PM Boc also stressed that the expected economic growth of 1.5 -2 percent this year, and of 3.5 – 4 percent, next year, will allow the precise rises to be calculated.
‘I want to be frank and direct with the Romanians: we cannot make empty promises.’ PM Boc said adding ironically he wished he could say like ex-PM Calin Popescu Tariceanu, in 2007 and in 2008, when pensions and wages grew without any correlation with the economic figures, a mistake, which BNR governor Mugur Isarescu included, is currently pointing finger to.
As for the pensions, PM Boc explained they are to grow cent percent starting Jan 1, 2012, in terms of the inflation rate, plus 50 percent of the rise in the gross average salary in the economy.
Asked whether the rises will happen before the local elections, PM Emil Boc said that there is no connection between them and the elections.