News - 11.09.2015 klo 08.00

The government cuts will take away a big slice of PAM members' income

The government cuts will take away a big slice of PAM members' income

The impairments announced by the government would significantly reduce the earnings of service sector workers. We have calculated how the government cuts would be felt in PAM members' pay packets.

The government has announced cuts that would significantly worsen workers' income and employment terms. On average, they would decrease the earnings of service sector workers by 4-6 per cent. We have calculated how the government cuts would felt in PAM members' pay packets.

A student working in a fast food restaurant would lose 8.1% of his/her income

The student, who works in a fast food chain while studying, works 20 hours a week, made up of 4 hours on Fridays, 8 hours on Saturdays and 8 hours on Sundays, every weekend in the month. 

At present, his/her wages are 289 euros a week or 1155 euros a month. If the government cuts to Sunday pay go ahead, the student's wages will drop to 268 euros a week or 1072 euros a month. The cut in Sunday bonuses therefore reduces the worker's income by 82 euros a month and 1025 euros a year.

If additionally a worker is ill twice a year for three days at a time starting from Friday, that will cost him/her 148 euros a year. Then the annual loss of earnings would be even greater: 1173 euros. 

Earnings down by 8.1%.

The income of a part-time sales person will go down by 6.2%

The sales person works 12 days a month, two days being Sundays.

At present, his/her wages are 1260 euros, but after the reform 1215 euros. Monthly wages will decrease by 45 euros, or 563 euros on an annual basis.

In addition, if he/she is ill 4 times a year for an average of 5 days at a time, his/her earnings will drop even more: 409 euros a year. Then the annual loss of earnings would be 972 euros. 

Earnings down by 6.2%.

A full-time property manager could lose up to 1600 euros a year

The property manager works regular hours, 8 hours a day from Monday to Friday. His/her monthly salary is 2250 euros. The worker is on call one week a month.

In the on-call week, the worker works 12 hours on one weekday (4 hours overtime) plus 8 hours overtime on Saturday and Sunday. With overtime pay cut to 50% and the Sunday work bonus cut to 75%, monthly earnings go down from 2851 euros to 2753 euros. Annual earnings go down by 1174 euros.

In addition, if the property manager is ill three times a year for an average of 3 working days at a time, his/her earnings will drop by a further 693 euros a year. In the worst case, then, the loss of earnings could be over 1600 euros a year. 

The property manager's earnings decrease by 4.5%