Raggi says meeting with govt OK, solution on salaries near
Govt says city must decide on Rome workers' pay
18 Ottobre 2016
Rome, October 18 - Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi said that a meeting with a delegation from Premier Matteo Renzi's executive went well on Tuesday, adding that central government had raised no objections to its plan to solve an issue linked to city workers' pay. The problem concerns to so-called 'accessory' component in the salaries of around 24,000 city staff. The part of the salary is linked to productivity, but an economy ministry inspection ruled around 300 million euros was wrongly paid to all staff, regardless of performance, between 2008 and 2013. The accessory salary for 2015 was suspended by the previous city administration of Extraordinary Commissioner Francesco Paolo Tronca. "It was a very positive encounter," said Raggi after meeting a government delegation led by Cabinet Secretary Claudio De Vincenti. "No problems were raised with the solution proposed by city hall regarding the accessory salary. "Our solution is to pay the accessory part of the salary of city employees using a mechanism that we have been granted as we have managed to introduce management economies".