The Concept Document on Grading and Salaries of Creators and Performers has been adopted by the Government

29.01.2018

At today's meeting of the Government of Kosovo, the sixth consecutive year for this year, the Concept Document on Grading and Salaries of the Creators and Performers of Culture and the Professional Cultural Heritage Employees has been adopted.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Kujtim Gashi in his presentation indicated that the Concept Document aims at creating and developing cultural policies, environment and mechanisms suitable for promoting culture, which is considered one of the most important issues.

In this context, the Concept Document foresees the support of human capacities in the field of culture and cultural heritage, providing a dignified and meritorious treatment for this important category of society, in order to enhance institutional performance and enrichment of cultural life and protection of cultural heritage in our country

"Salaries and grading of culture and cultural heritage employees are regulated by Regulation no. 05/2011 on grading and salaries of creators and performers of culture and professional employees of cultural heritage, a regulation which has made an adequate and meritorious regulation but over time there have been encountered problems with the issue of grading employees in the field of culture and cultural heritage, in relation to inadequate ranks; inadequate professional status and position; the problem of low non-competitive wages with the region; and unequal treatment of employees within the institution ", said Minister Gashi.

Minister Gashi emphasized that with the aim of addressing problems and defining new solutions, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports took the initiative and drafted a Concept Document to analyze the existing situation and offering adequate solutions to identified problems.

The Minister said that based on the analysis that has been carried out, it has resulted that low salaries in the public cultural institutions of the Republic of Kosovo have been identified as a major obstacle in providing the next generation of professionals in this field.

"By providing a basic salary competitive with the region, we will contribute to greater competition and interest of professional cultural workers for engagement in public cultural institutions," said the minister, considering that the review and raise of current salaries of this category of employees will be a key action to achieve the objectives set in the programming policies for culture and cultural heritage.

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