Bucharest - The Romanian government is go to constitutional court over a parliamentary decision to raise the salary of teachers by 50 per cent, Prime Minister Calin Tariceanu said Saturday.
Parliament made the teachers' wage decision in a unanimous vote two months before the election of a new parliament.
In its lawsuit, the government alleges legislators had not specified the financial sources of the salary increases.
The parliamentary decision has triggered an avalanche of wage demands, with 100,000 civil servants as well calling for 50-per-cent wage increases and threatening to strike.
Health care workers have demanded a 60-per-cent salary increase.