Cost-cutting will hit priests and church employees


Cost-cutting measures in the public sector are also likely to affect priests and church employees. The Labour and Social Affairs Ministry has proposed cutting their monthly salaries by 10 percent, which would save the state budget 90 million crowns annually. The move would affect close to 5,000 priests, who stand to lose approximately 1,500 crowns a month. The average salary of a priest is just over 13,000 crowns a month; the lowest is 9, 600 crowns.