Salary increases for people holding state management, deputies and senators and working in local government are not a foregone conclusion. On Tuesday, the presidium of the Sejm is to decide when the lower house will deal with the projects of the Law and Justice and the Civic Coalition, informed the Deputy Speaker of the Sejm Ryszard Terlecki. The KO draft provides for the blocking of increases.
Deputy Speaker of the Sejm, head of the PiS club Ryszard Terlecki, asked by the Polish Press Agency when both projects – PiS and KO – will be considered, replied that the decision on this matter will be made by the Presidium of the Sejm on Tuesday. – We don’t know that yet. On Tuesday, this will be decided by the Sejm’s presidium, which will take place before the meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Terlecki said.
As he added, the presidium will decide on both projects – both PiS and KO.
The next session of the Sejm is planned for Wednesday, August 11. The next meeting – on September 15 and 16.
On Friday, the Presidential Regulation was published in the Journal of Laws, which introduced price increases from August 1, among others for the prime minister, marshals of the Sejm and Senate and other persons holding managerial positions in the state, including undersecretaries of state (deputy ministers). Thanks to the regulation, the salaries of parliamentarians also increased, because – in accordance with the Act on the performance of the mandate of a deputy and senator – their salary corresponds to 80 percent. the amount of the undersecretary of state’s salary, excluding the seniority allowance. According to the regulation signed by the president, the prime minister and marshals would earn over 20,000. PLN per month, and deputies and senators instead of PLN 8016.07 – approx. 12.5 thousand. zloty.
On Monday, however PiS has submitted to the Sejm a draft amendment to the act on remuneration of persons holding state executive positions and working in local government. It assumes, inter alia, increase by 40% remuneration for the president, increase in the amount of allowances for councilors by 60% and an increase in the remuneration of local government employees.
The Civic Coalition is against the planned increaseswho submitted a draft to the Sejm aimed at blocking the increase in the salaries of politicians. The project is the result of the Monday meeting of the KO club authorities with the leader of the Civic Platform, Donald Tusk.
The draft KO provides for the reduction of salaries to the level in force before the entry into force of the presidential regulation. In addition, it was proposed to maintain the amount of these salaries at the same level until the end of 2023. The draft is also to ensure that the salaries of the president, former presidents, councilors and people holding high positions in local government units will not be increased until December 31, 2023.
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