Prime Minister, Edi Rama announced an imminent increase of the minimal wage during an activity for the modernization of public administration. He informed the participants about the government's decision to increase public administration employees' wages. According to the chief of executive minimal wage will go from 22.000 to 37.500 ALL.
PM Rama stressed that neither his nor the government members' wages would included in the foreseen increase.
"It is time to share the initial results of the reforms. Wage increase is not common step but a reward for the support you have given to reforms. A fund of USD 100 million will be re-allocated for wages and pensions increase. Minimal wage increase to 37.500 ALL is surely not sufficient but is much more compared to the past," said the chief of executive.
He compared the imminent wages' increase with Democratic Party 8-years governance, adding that while only USD 100 million were spent during that period for wages' increase a sum of USD 124 million will be spent by the left wing executive within 4 years.