Spain -Public service workers receive pay increase of 1% -August 03, 2015

Public sector workers will receive a 1% pay increase in 2016. They will also recover part of their Christmas bonuses that the government had cut as part of 150 billion euro worth of cash-saving measures that fuelled angry street protests. Public sector pay was cut in 2010 under the former Socialist government and frozen in the following years as recession engulfed the country, sparked by the busting of a construction boom. In 2012 the conservative administration cut the Christmas bonus. It was announced that workers would get a quarter of that bonus back this year and a further half in 2016.


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