Parliamentary finance: the government is determined to reduce the salaries of employees 20%

14/11/2017 02:51 | Number of readings: 317

Trend Press / Baghdad

A member of the Finance Committee MP Masoud Haider, on Tuesday, the intention of the Council of Ministers to reduce the salaries of state employees by 20%.

Haider said in a press conference held in the House of Representatives followed by "Trend Press" that "the House of Representatives waiting for the arrival of the budget of the government," noting that "there are a lot of comments on the budget by informing us of the draft including the percentage of budget deficit and loans to be resorted to the government Through 2018 and make future generations bear the burden of loans in addition to our observation on the proportion of the region. "

He pointed out that "information is almost certain and is within the framework of the agreement concluded with the IMF and the World Bank to reduce expenses," noting that "the information confirms that the government has agreed to reduce the salaries of Iraqi state employees and all provinces from the simplest employee to the President of the Republic, Trillion Iraqi dinars out of the total salaries of employees of the Iraqi state, estimated at 36 trillion.

He added that "the government will reduce the proportion of 20% of the salaries of employees of the Iraqi state," pointing out that "the budgets of past years have been attempts in this direction, but we in the House of Representatives we have confirmed that the salaries of staff red line and will not accept a budget to reduce the salaries of employees in this large proportion, .

"The government has set itself up under a very tough agreement and conditions with the International Monetary Fund so that institutions can provide loans to the Iraqi state, but it should not be at the expense of the Iraqi employee and the middle class in the country, which will disappear if these transactions continue."