Netherlands - Pay ceiling in public sector discussed - April 30, 2016

The government prepares a new round of slashing the higher public sector salaries. The aim is to ensure no one who is paid by the taxpayer or public purse earns more than a minister’s basic wage of €179,000 a year. The current limits apply to senior executives but the government wants to extend the threshold to everyone working in the public sector, including advisors and other managers. However, the proposal includes a mechanism that provides for occasional exceptions.

English: http://www.nltimes.nl/2016/04/12/interior-min-slash-top-public-sector-salaries/  

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