Wages in public sector would grow due to resource saving and layoffs

February 13, 2017 10:54

According to the Council of Ministers Regulation No 100 of February 7th, 2017, wages in the public sector will grow be due to resources saved thanks to reorganisation and savings of funds allocated from the state budget for other purposes. According to the Draft National Budget for 2017, wages in the public sector should increase by 9%. New jobs in medicine and education are likely to reduce, budget organisations are likely to place fewer public procurement orders, non-payments for work performed and services rendered are likely to increase in number, and budget organisations are likely to delay deadlines. The state budget would only allocate additional funds to raise pay in the public sector if external economic situation improved significantly and the situation with energy supplies to Belarus normalised.

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