On account of non-competitive wages Latvia’s Ministry of International Affairs experiences a scarcity of staff. This drawback is current for different state establishments, mentioned minister Edgars Rinkēvičs in an interview to LTV programme Rīta panorāma.
In line with him the scarcity just isn’t excessive, however it’s troublesome to get folks occupied with working within the ministry with current base wage.
«Proper now it’s barely above that of a Lidl cashier».
The ministry has a severe scarcity of legal professionals, which, amongst different issues, are liable for management over compliance with sanctions. As a result of scarcity of employees, the authorized affairs workplace has already skilled issues with execution of its predominant capabilities. The ministry additionally suffers a scarcity of IT specialists accustomed to techniques utilized in state administration, in addition to NATO and EU techniques.
«We’ve got a relatively severe state of affairs on our fingers, in addition to the issue of discovering folks. Folks from these two areas are beginning to depart. In the event that they do, all work will halt,» mentioned the minister.
He additionally added that recently the forex change fee has began negatively affecting the ministry’s employees – when the euro change fee goes down, they’ve much less native forex to spend. Rinkēvičs mentioned wages within the state administration should be reviewed and elevated in lots of positions, as a result of it hasn’t been accomplished in a very long time.
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