The government will decide in Wednesday’s meeting to increase the minimum wage by 3.1%, ie 70 lei gross, the Minister of Labor, Raluca Turcan, announced to Digi24.
The Minister says that it is an increase “anchored in reality”, the decision to increase being based on inflation (2.2%) and the increase in labor productivity (0.8%). The evolution of productivity was influenced by the pandemic, Turcan said.
Currently, the minimum gross salary is 2,230 lei.
The highest pension in Romania is 78,634 lei, of which 5,205 lei from contributory and 73,429 lei from favorable criteria obtained from several laws, Turcan also announced on the same television station.
The minister specified that it is a person who worked in the legal field.
Turcan added that the minister is working on a new pension law, which will be based on contributory and constitutional. In this context, the minister admitted that he will also deal with special pensions, without providing details.
The Minister added that there are also pensions of 41,000 lei or 17,000 lei, but also that 900,000 people have pensions of 800 lei.
This year, pensions will be indexed to the inflation rate, Turcan added, with additional details to be announced after the budget law is prepared.
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