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Macri decided to unfreeze the salaries of his Cabinet: they would increase 25% – 2018.12.30


Finally, the officials of the national Cabinet will have a salary increase in the beginning of 2019. From the Executive Branch they have confirmed to Bugler the decision to unfreeze the revenues of ministers, secretaries and deputy secretaries, and while avoiding confirming figures, the increase it would be around 25%.

The measure, which was prepared in recent weeks, was ratified by President Maurici Macri, who signed the resolution in Villa La Angostura, where he has been resting for a few days.

At the beginning of 2018, and in what they called as one "Gest of austerity", Macri had announced the freezing of salaries of high ranking officials, as well as the cuts in the hierarchical charges of the Government.

However, the president decided on the end of the year to compare the increases of those that make up the Cabinet with which it was the peer of the state employees, who closed a total number of 25%, although still Have a review scheduled for next February.

In any case, the salaries of civil servants will not be retroactive and the updates will be from the beginning of Tuesday.

According to official data, the ministers currently receive a gross salary of $ 183,500, with the exception of Chancellor Jorge Faurie, who charges $ 350,000 as Outside Service personnel, and Oscar Aguad, who perceives a plus for uprooting.

In any case, with the reform of the Cabinet applied in September, several ministers were degraded to secretaries with which they saw their real wages fall.

The decision to freeze official salaries was part of a series of measures with which the Government tried to signal outwards that the adjustment also applied doors.

Thus, last June, in the middle of the strong devaluation and the firing of inflation, announced nine measures to lower the cost of public administration, with which it hoped to save in a year $ 26,400 million. Among other things, freezing of employees in the public sector was frozenA 30% reduction was applied in overtime and overtime, as well as a 15% reduction in the costs of state-owned companies.

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