Home affairs minister Guusje ter Horst wants to limit the salaries paid to the directors of arms-length state owned firms such as Dutch Rail (NS) and Schiphol airport to that of the prime minister, RTL news reported on Thursday evening.
RTL says the measure will be discussed in the cabinet meeting later on Friday.
The prime minister’s salary of €176,000 is already supposed to be the ceiling for public sector workers, although several are paid more.
Schiphol’s boss gets a pay package of €693,000 a year while the head of the NS earns €687,000, magazine Elsevier reports.
Salaries in the education sector can also exceed the prime minister’s, Elsevier says.
Liberal (VVD) MP Frans Weekers told Elsevier he backed the plan, because the salaries are paid by taxpayers.
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