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Pedja Grbin
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A debate on a bill on non-payment of salary bonuses earned through years of service in the public sectors, scheduled to be held by the Legislation Committee on Wednesday, was postponed so that the bill could be further elaborated.

Under the bill, a ban on the payment of salary bonuses of 4%, 8% and 10% based on years of service for public sector employees would be extended until the end of the year.

The government which sponsored the legislative amendments has asked for additional time to discuss certain issues regarding the bill, which is why the committee session was not held today, said Committee chairman Drazen Bosnjakovic of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ).

Deputy Pedja Grbin of the Social Democratic Party said he was glad that the debate had been postponed.

"This is the only thing that could have been done with this law. The problem is not the fact that the law is evidently unconstitutional, the problem is the fact that several untruths are included in the explanation and the text of the law.

This is not about the non-payment of bonuses to workers in the public sector and the state administration, but only to workers in the state administration, as the issue of workers in the public sector has been resolved by a collective agreement, which means that the amount of HRK 250 million to be save is not correct," Grbin said.

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