BRAZIL COURT ORDERS SENATE TO DROP ‘SUPER-SALARIES’

0

BRASïLIA: A Brazil court ordered the Senate to suspend all salaries over $12,500 and to refund nearly $90 million that have been paid in excess wages. An audit by the court—which is charged with overseeing public finances—found some 464 officials working for the chamber received so-called super-salaries, well above the constitutional limit of around $12,500 per month for public sector employees. “We cannot continue with these differentiated wages, with people earning salaries like princes and [other]persons receiving minimum wage” of 678 reais (about $300), presiding Judge Augusto Nardes said, according to state-run Agencia Brasil. The court gave the senate 30 days to enforce the measure. Senate President Renan Calheiros pledged in a statement the body would “immediately implement the reduction” in salaries to the constitutional limit. Brazil saw massive protests in June, with more than a million people taking to the streets over shoddy public services and corruption in a country with a wide disparity between the rich and the poor.

Advertisements
Share.
loading...
Loading...

Please follow our commenting guidelines.

Comments are closed.