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Monday, 01.09.2014, 10:30
Latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia show that, as compared to the corresponding periods of the previous year, average wages and salaries in the 2nd quarter of 2014 have risen slower than in the first quarter of this year.
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According to Statistics Estonia, in the 2nd quarter of 2014, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,023 euros and increased 4.8% compared to the 2nd quarter of the previous year.
Teachers could receive a EUR 709 salary in 2015/2016, Education and Science Ministry's Education Department Director Evija Papule said during the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees meeting yesterday, informs LETA.
Statistics reported by the Tax and Customs Board in Estonia indicate that the number of people earning less than 3,200 euros per year is falling, as is the number of people earning more than 380,000 euros, writes LETA/Äripäev.
Statistics Lithuania informs that in II quarter 2014 average gross monthly earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises excluded) totalled LTL 2355.7, and against I quarter 2014, increased by 1.7%.
Chairman of the Estonian Confederation of Trade Unions Peep Peterson said that PRU’s idea to exempt wages below 500 euros from income tax is a move in the right direction, but said that it would be more honest to speak about more realistic amounts at the moment, writes LETA/Postimees Online.
Ingrida Mikisko, who chairs the Education and Sciences Employees Union, told LETA that in reviewing the platforms of the political parties set to run in this fall's election, she views them as having heard the grievances expressed by teachers at protest rallies.