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Croatian govt, unions agree on 7% pay rise for healthcare workers

Author Iskra Pavlova
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ZAGREB (Croatia), September 13 (SeeNews) - Croatia's health ministry and trade unions agreed on Friday on a 7% increase of salaries in the healthcare sector as of September 1, the government said.

The pay rise translates into additional expenses of some 400 million kuna ($60 million/54 million euro) at the annual level, the government said in a press release.

The signing of the agreement follows several weeks of healthcare workers' protests across the country. The government has been under pressure in the past weeks to raise not only the salaries of doctors and nurses but also the incomes of teachers and public transportat workers who have also staged several protests.

(1 euro = 7.39538 kuna)

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