Portugal -Court rejects pension levy and cuts in public sector pay -August 16, 2014

The Constitutional Court struck down a government measure that would impose a levy on better-off pensioners, and rejected part of a of legislation that would impose pay cuts on public sector employees on more than €1,500 a month in the years to come.

The Constitutional Court struck down a government measure that would impose a levy on better-off pensioners, and rejected part of another piece of legislation that would impose pay cuts on public sector employees on more than €1,500 a month in the years to come. In the rulings, the court declared constitutional the cuts in public sector salaries this year and next, but said that continuing to apply these cuts in the following three years - even if they were progressively smaller - is unconstitutional. In the case of the separate bill to create a 'sustainability contribution' - a permanent levy of between 2% and 3.5% on pensions over €1,000 a month - the court ruled that most was unconstitutional.

English: http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/court-rejects-pension-levy-cuts ...   

 

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