The employees of the institutions of the Ministry of Labor and Social Solidarity (MMSS) have not received since January 2019 the salary increases provided for in the public payroll legislation, in the context in which these institutions' employees were the ones who implemented during the pandemic all the support measures adopted in labor, the president of the Ministry of Labor Trade Unions Federation (FSMM), Mihaela Duna, declared for AGERPRES, during the rally attended by the MMSS trade unionists.
Several hundred police officers, penitentiaries' personnel, the Ministry of Labor, the health system, the social assistance system and other areas participated in rallies in front of Parliament on Thursday, in protest of the fact that the Government did not include in the 2022 budget the salary increases provided for by the Wage Law for these categories.
"The main claim [of the Ministry of Labor employees - ed.n.] is related to the non-application of the Wage Law, to the fact that this law from 2017 spread some increases for 4 years, and we are in the situation where we received only two installments. We received [an installment - ed.n.] in 2018, but the difference was very small, because it was that time when dues were shifted to the employees, and we benefited from a maximum of 3% of that 25%. In January 2019, we received an average of 200-250 lei, namely another part of the 4 stages of increase, after which we did not receive anything. The last increase was in January 2019. In 2020 and 2021 we did not benefit from any increase and it seems that, according to Ordinance 130 of this year, in 2022 we will not benefit from any increase either," said Mihaela Duna.
She mentioned that MMSS employees, with their salaries blocked since 2019, can no longer cope with current prices, especially after the increase in energy prices.
The leader of the trade union organization pointed out that the employees of the MMSS institutions do not request salary increases, but the observance of the wage law.AGERPRES(RO - author: George Coman; editor: Andreea Marinescu; EN - author: Simona Iacob, editor: Maria Voican)