[rtl]Baghdad - Iraq today:
Mazhar Muhammad Salih, the financial and economic advisor to the Iraqi Prime Minister, confirmed that the legislation to amend the salary scale of employees "needs great political consensus and the amendment of many laws," explaining that it includes employees of the Kurdistan Region, if approved.
Mazhar Muhammad Salih said, in a press interview, that the new salary scale is "a big issue and not an easy one," noting that "the scale was built on inherited laws and new laws after 2003, and created huge disparities between small and large ranks."
He considered the large disparity in salaries "the dilemma of the current ladder," indicating that there are very few salaries for junior employees and retirees, "which have become disproportionate to the standard of living and high prices, and obscure job and retirement benefits, and have become "converging with social welfare salaries."
The Prime Minister's advisor explained that there is a draft that was submitted to the House of Representatives "a few years ago," expressing his belief that "the legislation of such a law requires great political consensus and the amendment of many laws, especially with regard to the issue of multiple salaries, and what relates to job grades and high salaries.”
He pointed out that "there is a tendency to fair the lower grades and adjust their salaries, which touch social welfare salaries," noting that the issue is linked to "a legislative movement in the House of Representatives now."
He continued that the project "has a cost and financial burdens that must be borne by the budget, and sufficient funds are provided for the new incurred expenses," adding: "In all cases, a special law must be issued regarding it, and the budget must adapt to face its financial repercussions."
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He explained that "there are two trends, one of which is limited to adjusting the salaries of the lower grades for employees and retirees, and there is a radical trend that turns the table and the whole equation," considering that "turning the whole equation is a major political issue that requires great consensus, self-denial, and sacrifice."[/rtl]
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