The first vice-president of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Sorin Grindeanu, announced on Friday that the Social Democrats will submit a bill in Parliament to amend the Labor Code so that the minimum wage will be granted only to those people who are able to work but and have no prior qualifications, and for a limited period, up to 12-24 months.
Grindeanu claims, in a post on Facebook, that a third of the total number of employees in Romania – 1.7 million – are on minimum wage in the economy, although over 80% of them would have at least one qualification.
“Today we decided to submit a bill in Parliament to protect the rights of employees paid with the minimum wage in the economy. It is inadmissible to have doctors, engineers, foremen, builders, professional drivers, directors in the private system in a European country, paid with the minimum wage! (…) Therefore, we consider that the minimum wage must become a tool of social protection, valid only for able-bodied people who have no qualifications “, wrote Sorin Grindeanu.
The PSD proposals to amend the Labor Code are the following:
- the minimum wage is granted only for persons and positions that do not require/do not have any qualification;
- the minimum wage is granted for a determined period of up to 12-24 months.
Translated from Romanian by Service For Life S.R.L.