Opposition Social Democrats demand ceiling on bonuses for public officials

The leader of the opposition Social Democrats Bohuslav Sobotka said on Friday that his party would propose introducing a ceiling on bonuses for public officials. The move comes in reaction to several information leaks which revealed that ministry officials and government aides were receiving bonuses to the tune of hundreds of crowns. Mr. Sobotka said it was hypocritical of the prime minister to ask people to tighten their belts when government officials were receiving huge sums of money besides their regular wages. The Social Democrats are proposing an annual ceiling on bonuses amounting to a maximum six monthly wages.