Romania -President passes wage and pension freeze bill -December 18, 2011

On Saturday 17 December president Traian Basescu promulgated a law that provides that public sector wages and pensions will be frozen in 2012, according to a news agency. In the week before, the Constitutional Court rejected a complaint filed by the opposition against the law. The law was passed by Parliament (Chamber of Deputies) on 8 November and soon after, President Basescu said in an interview that regardless of what the Constitutional Court would decide on the project, pensions and salaries would not be increased anyway, because “there is no money.” However, the president of the National Union for Romania Progress (UNPR), a member of the ruling coalition, hinted that salaries and pensions could still be increased in 2012 (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 November 2011).



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