Court upholds armed forces workers’ appeal against salary cuts

The Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, on Friday upheld an appeal by members of the armed forces against reductions in their salaries carried out by the government in 2014.

The government at the time was forced to revoke a decision to cut armed forces workers’ salaries after the same court deemed it violated the Constitution.

However, it reduced their salaries by 50 percent with the introduction of a new wage scale. Friday’s court ruling upheld the appeal, according to which the armed forces should enjoy preferential treatment due to the significance of their work as regards the security of the nation.