Demo­cratic Party in­vig­o­rates move­ment to in­crease salary of pub­lic work­ers


The Demo­cratic Party, as an op­po­si­tion party in Par­lia­ment, has backed the move­ments to in­crease salaries of civil ser­vants, adding pres­sure to the rul­ing Mon­go­lian Peo­ple’s Party to take ac­tion.

On Oc­to­ber 9, the Demo­cratic Party held a meet­ing to dis­cuss the draft 2018 state bud­get. Dur­ing the meet­ing, the leader of the Demo­cratic Party’s cau­cus in Par­lia­ment D.Er­denebat made clear that their in­ten­tions are to de­mand the govern­ment to in­crease salaries of civil ser­vants.

“We will main­tain three de­mands when it comes to the draft 2018 state bud­get. The first is to con­tinue the dis­tri­bu­tion of child money al­lowances; se­condly, to in­crease the salary of civil ser­vants such as teach­ers and doc­tors; and thirdly, in­stead of in­vest­ing in mean­ing­less projects, use left­over funds for meet­ing debt obli­ga­tions of the govern­ment,” said leader of the Demo­cratic Party’s cau­cus D.Er­denebat.

The Demo­cratic Party has stated that the rul­ing party has to ful­fill th­ese obli­ga­tions even if it means re­scind­ing the 2018 state bud­get.

Re­cently ap­pointed Prime Min­is­ter U.Khurel­sukh has pub­li­cally stated that in this time of “fi­nan­cial and bud­getary dif­fi­cul­ties”, the peo­ple need to un­der­stand that the salaries of civil ser­vants can­not be in­creased and that not ev­ery pay­ment of child money will be made.

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