Ministerial wages in Flanders will not be indexed "for a while"
The Flemish government has decided that its ministers will not have their wages indexed "for a while."
In concrete terms, ministers will miss out on four consecutive pivot index overruns, amounting to an 8% cut.
Earlier, the Federal and Walloon governments already decided to cut ministerial wages.
Belgium is one of the few countries in the EU where wages are indexed to inflation, meaning they are automatically adjusted to keep pace with the rising cost of living, resulting in the purchasing power not declining to the same extent as in other countries.
“Everyone is having a hard time in this crisis. That is why, as ministers, we are making this solidarity contribution, whereby we will not adjust our wages to the index four times", said Flemish minister-president Jan Jambon.
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