Government and unions sign two agreements on pay rise

NEWS 05.12.2019 21:07
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An annex to the Basic Collective Agreement for public servants and a wage supplement agreement for education sector employees was signed in Government House on Thursday.

The annex to the Basic Collective Agreement for public servants was signed by Labour and Pension System Minister Josip Aladrovic and representatives of nine trade unions.

“After a longer period of time we have decided to sign the annex to the Basic Collective Agreement and we must express our satisfaction. The negotiations were not simple, they were demanding, however we did find a compromise solution. We have accepted it so that our people, after a certain number of years, could have higher base pay next year,” said Anica Prasnjak, president of the nurses’ union.

The wage supplement agreement for education sector employees was signed by Science and Education Minister Blazenka Divjak and education union representatives.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said his government has shown that it has continued to implement its consistent policy of increasing salaries through the base pay and annexes to the Basic Collective Agreement.

“During this government’s term, salaries in state administration and public services will have gone up 18.3 percent by October 2020,” Plenkovic said.