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.