Brnabic announces 8-15 pct wage increases from November

Serbian PM Ana Brnabic on Monday said the government had adopted a bill on a "positive budget review" under which public sector wages would be raised 8-15 pct from November.

16 Septembar 2019 15:25

BELGRADE - Serbian PM Ana Brnabic on Monday said the government had adopted a bill on a "positive budget review" under which public sector wages would be raised 8-15 pct from November.

Speaking at a press conference, she said the health care sector would see by far the highest increase - 15 pct for nurses and 10 pct for doctors.

"We must fight to keep our medical professionals and nurses, as well as doctors, by continuously raising their wages," she said.

To keep them in the country, the government is also investing 1 bln euros in the health care infrastructure, clinics and hospitals, she said.

She said the budget review bill would be sent to the parliament for deliberation already this afternoon or in the evening.

Pensioners to receive one-off payments, increase from January

All Serbian pensioners will receive one-off payments of 5,000 dinars on December 1, Serbian PM Ana Brnabic announced Monday, noting that a pension increase of at least 5 pct was also planned from January 1.

Work on the 2020 budget is still underway so the final percentage is as yet unknown, but the increase will definitely be at least 5 pct, she told a press conference.

"We will try to make that a bit more in line with our capabilities, without endangering the country's fiscal and financial security," she said.





Photo: Tanjug/S.Radovanovic, file



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