Finally, national cabinet officials will receive a salary increase in early 2019. From the executive they confirmed horn decision to unfreeze the revenues of ministers, secretaries and deputy secretaries, and while they avoided supporting figures, It would be about 25%.
This measure, which was prepared in recent weeks, was ratified by President Mauricio Macri, who signed the resolution in Villa la Angostura, where he rested for several days.
In early 2018 and in what they called "Tough austerity"Makri announced that he was freezing the salaries of senior officials, in addition to reducing the hierarchical position of the government.
However, at the end of the year, the president decided to equate the increase in the number of those who are part of the Cabinet of Ministers with the parity of civil servants who closed the total parity by 25%, but still have a review planned for next February.
In any case, the salaries of officials will not have retroactive effect, and the updates will be from the year beginning on Tuesday.
According to official figures the ministers are currently receiving a gross salary of $ 183,500, with the exception of Chancellor Jorge Fori, who charges $ 350,000 as personnel of the diplomatic service, and Oscar Aguada, who receives a bonus for uprooting.
In any case, when the Cabinet of Ministers was reformed in September, several ministers were demoted to secretaries, which, in their opinion, led to a drop in their real wages.
The decision to freeze official wages was part of a series of measures by which the government tried to make it clear that the adjustment was also applied indoors.
So, in June last year, in the midst of a sharp devaluation and provoked inflation, he announced nine measures to reduce the cost of public administration, with which he hoped to save $ 26,400 million a year. Among other things workers entrance to the public sector was frozena 30% reduction in overtime and travel expenses was applied, as well as a 15% reduction in expenses of state-owned companies.