Czech Republic -Row over salaries of parliamentarians -December 05, 2014

The President of the Republic said he would veto a bill proposing to raise the salaries of members of Parliament by 14%. A row regarding deputies’ salaries started when it became clear that the salaries of deputies and senators would automatically increase by 26% in January, unless a motion was passed specifying a different wage increase.

The President of the Republic said he would veto a bill proposing to raise the salaries of members of Parliament by 14%. A row regarding deputies’ salaries started when it became clear that the salaries of deputies and senators would automatically increase by 26% in January, unless a motion was passed specifying a different wage increase. The budget committee of the lower house then put forward a bill to raise salaries by 14% starting from 1 January 2015 that quickly gained support. The government, however, called the demand excessive and proposed a 3.5% increase, in line with the wage growth of public sector workers. After intensive parliamentary and public debate, parliament approved a bill, raising wages by 3%.

English: http://www.radio.cz/en/section/news/lower-house-approves-lawmakers-pay-raise

http://www.radio.cz/en/section/news/president-would-veto-a-14-percent-salary-hike ...  


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