Finance Minister Zdravko Marić said on Friday, after negotiations with public sectors unions, that they had agreed on a 1,500 kuna Christmas bonus and a previously agreed 4 percent base salary increase.
Speaking to the press, Marić said the money for the Christmas bonus had been ensured and that the money for the base pay rise as of 1 January, 2021, some 1.2 billion kuna, would have to be secured from next year's state budget.
Labour Minister Josip Aladrović said that with today's agreement, the government had kept its promises from May and June.
"Increasing base pay by 4 percent, paying a Christmas bonus, and the agreements with police and teachers will also be fulfilled," he said, adding that the government would continue to honour previous commitments.
Union leaders, including Dubravko Jagić, said the government had fulfilled its promise made back in June and that state administration unions were satisfied with the Christmas bonus and the base pay rise.
The president of the Croatian Physicians Union, Renata Čulinović-Čaić, said "unions unanimously demanded that the signed agreement be respected. And that is what happened."
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