Many on the City of Tallinn's payroll will see pay raises during the first half of the year.
On average, wages will grow 4 percent, although some will receive higher raises. For instance, specialists at the downtown social outreach center - which provides services to the elderly, those with disabilities, and others in need - received a 15 percent raise this month, diminishing an income discrepancy between it and similar centers elsewhere in Tallinn, according to the city newspaper Pealinn.
The city's financial director, Katrin Kendra, said those benefiting from the pay raises include the Tallinn Philharmonic, the central library, Tallinn City Museum, and the Linnateater theater.
Incomes will also increase at the city's social and youth outreach centers, as well as at pre-school establishments and for public transport workers.