Parliament refuses to deduct employees’ salaries and talks about a new peace for them

Parliament refuses to deduct employees’ salaries and talks about a new peace for them

10/17/2020 9:16

Parliament refuses to deduct employees salaries and talks about a new peace for themBAGHDAD – Where News
The House of Representatives refused to compromise the salaries of employees as the people’s sustenance, amid demands to end the disparity in those salaries and to find alternatives to fill the deficit.
A member of the House of Representatives, Tohme Al-Lahibi, said: “Violating the people’s livelihood is a red line, and parliament members will not pass it,” calling on the government to find other alternatives to provide financial liquidity for the budget.
Al-Luhaibi explained, “What is stated in the government reform paper regarding the deduction of employees’ salaries is unacceptable and cannot be allowed, which is impossible and we will not allow bargaining for the people’s livelihood and the salary of a simple employee, but the government can resort to reducing salaries of special ranks and double salaries.”
For his part, Representative Jamal Ahmed pointed out that “the House of Representatives has discussions on the new civil service law, as it held discussions with those responsible for this matter, in order to rearrange the salary scale, and ensure the right of every employee.”
He added that “the discrepancy in salaries between one ministry and another, in addition to the difference in salaries of employees among state institutions, will be put to an end through the Civil Service Law.”
He stated, “The disparity in salaries is clear and should be amended by law and not by governmental decision,” noting that “the government cannot constitutionally deduct part of the salaries of employees and this has been rejected by the judiciary in recent years.”

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