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Thursday, 21.08.2014, 17:02
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.
Keyword tags: Education and Science, Latvia, Legislation, Wages
Results of the Labour Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia show that in the second quarter of 2014 there were 106.2 thousand unemployed persons aged 15-74 in Latvia; of which 17.7 thousand or 16.7% were young people aged 15 – 24.
Women's salaries in Latvia are, on the average, about 17 percent lower than men's salaries, the Society Integration Foundation's representative Aija Bauere said during the opening ceremony of the "Līdzvērtīgas iespējas" (Equal opportunities) campaign today, cites LETA.
Estonian Finance Minister Jürgen Ligi stated on Monday that the Estonian economy is doing well, but 2015 year's public sector wage increase will be more modest than in 2014, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The State Social Insurance Fund Board (SoDra) announced the figures of insured income in Lithuania. The report has revealed that essentially there is no middle class in Lithuania, reports LETA/LETA, referring to Lithuania.
Parliament Speaker in Lithuania Loreta Grauziniene claims that the minimum salary may be increased in the fourth quarter of 2014 already, reports LETA/ELTA.
Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius introduced to Parliament primary tasks of the Cabinet. He promised that pensions, social benefits and public sector salaries will be increased starting the year 2015, informs LETA/ELTA.