The National Council calls for an increase in the salaries of civil servants
Elected officials want to defend purchasing power against inflation.
Helping active and retired civil servants from the State and the Municipality, State agents and hospital staff from the Princess Grace Hospital Center: this is the new mission of the National Council, in the face of inflation.
” Elected officials are concerned about maintaining the purchasing power of state and municipal officials, active and retiredcan we read in a press release. They drew the attention of the Government, in particular by letter to the Minister of State, to the fact that the revaluations of January 1 and July 1 decided by the executive, without consultation with the National Council (1.2% then 2% or 3.2% in total), did not reduce the rise in inflation forecast to more than 5%. »
Elected officials also indicate that the 3.4% increase in the value of the index point for non-medical staff – effective from July – is not sufficient to offset inflation. The elect say to themselves worrying about the situation of staff, particularly those on the lowest salaries, affected by the rising costs of energy, transport and food products. »
And for the Hemicycle, the main priority remains to maintain the excellence of the Principality’s health system: ” It is essential that the remuneration and working conditions, the revaluation of the medical and non-medical professions – whose exceptional dedication we remember throughout the period linked to the pandemic – the investments in the infrastructures and the technical platform, as well as the quality of care, remains a priority for the Monegasque State. »
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All these points should be at the center of future discussions between the National Council and the Prince’s Government, in particular when budgetary questions are raised.