Majority votes against salary increases

Majority votes against salary increases

Pristina, December 24, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Parliamentary budget and finance committee in Kosovo has voted against the amendments proposed by the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), which included the increase of salaries by 25% and the application of the Collective Contract.

AAK’s proposals were backed by the opposition, but not by the majority. Donika Kadaj-Bujupi, member of this committee from AAK, said that with this action, the government showed that it will continue not to respect the law.

She said that opposition MPs will do everything in order for their demand to be approved in parliament.

“On the second day of discussions at the parliamentary budget and finance committee, we discussed the 2015 budget. We saw the reintroduction of the amendment of AAK parliamentary group for the implementation of the agreement between the government of Kosovo and the Economic-Social Committee”, declared the AAK lawmaker.

AAK’s request was backed by opposition MPs, but it was out voted by the majority.

“The new government made us realize through the minister of Finance, that it will continue the old melody of breaking the law. We demand the application of the agreements and application of the law. AAK’s parliamentary group will continue to be strongly engaged in order for the request to be approved in parliament”, said Bujupi.

She said that citizens do not deserve to be lied during electoral campaigns with promises which are then ignored. /ibna/