Cash bonus for those on the front line

Monaco’s Minister of State Serge Telle has revealed that a €1,000 bonus will be paid to all public service officials and agents who have been fully mobilised during the coronavirus crisis.

In an interview on Wednesday 25th March with Monaco-Matin, the Minister of State said that, at the request of HSH Prince Albert II, a special bonus will be handed out to those who have been fully engaged with and are a part of dealing with the health emergency.

Mr Telle is currently confined to his home after testing positive to the virus.

“The Prince asked us to work on the principle of an exceptional bonus which would be paid to all public service agents who are fully mobilised on the coronavirus crisis. It will be a bonus in the amount of €1,000,” said Mr Telle. 

It is currently not clear who will be eligible for the bonus, though it is safe to say that front line health care workers will be at the top of the list, as well as many of the Principality’s emergency service workers.

“The perimeter and the methods of this exceptional bonus are not fixed,” said the minister. “But the principle is established. And it is a good principle: this bonus will represent, at the end of this crisis, the gratitude of the State to all those who will have mobilised without counting the management and responses to the consequences of the epidemic.” 

Details outlining the distribution of funds will be discussed with the National Council at the next Monitoring Committee meeting scheduled for Monday 30th March.

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