Acta Universitatis Danubius. Juridica, Vol 12, No 1 (2016)

A View on ECHR Case law for salary policy in Romanian public sector

Tofan Mihaela, Lupu Dan, Petrisor Mihai Bogdan


Like economies of other countries in Western Europe, the Romania's economy went through a very difficult period because of the international financial crisis, with GDP falling by over 18%. In the situation of no longer being able to meet its payment obligations and under the pressures of international financial organizations, the Romanian government opted for the radical measure of cutting public sector wages by 25%. Faced with this unprecedented action of country administrative power representatives, the Romanian civil servants attacked this measure in national courts and after that, in front of the ECHR. This article presents the solutions of the Romanian courts, the European jurisprudence on lowering wages and its implications for public solutions Romanian legal systems.


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