BELGRADE – Vladimic Vuckovic, a member of the Fiscal Council, said on Tuesday it could be concluded from the 2016 draft budget that next year 16,000 employees would get sacked in local self-governments, including enterprises, 7,000  in the healthcare sector, several thousand people in the education sector and two-three thousand in the interior ministry.

Illustration - Photo: Novosti.rs
Illustration – Photo: Novosti.rs

Vuckovic said that the draft budget had earmarked RSD 15 billion for severance pays.

“This year, a total of around RSD 8 billion have been allocated for severance pays, and in 2016 – around RSD 15 billion. This is due to cover the costs of 20-25,000 job cuts,” Vuckovic told a news conference the Fiscal Council held concerning the 2016 draft budget, which would be tabled for debate in the Serbian parliament on Wednesday.