published: 17.08.2013, 14:05 | updated: 17.08.2013 14:07:43
Prague - An audit has revealed that the Prague National Theatre (ND) was circumventing laws in paying out salaries to its employees and that it signed a contract for one million crowns with ABL firm without a tender, ND spokesman Tomas Stanek told CTK today.
He said the possible damage incurred will only be quantified when the tax office completes its check at the theatre.
The ND wants to change the system of its employees´ remuneration and withdraw the contract with Mark2 Corporation (formerly ABL) that was headed in the past by current lawmaker and Public Affairs (VV) chairman Vit Barta.
"The Labour Code and accompanying regulations were being quite severely breached in the remuneration of National Theatre employees," new ND director Jan Burian has told CTK.
He said a standard system of remuneration in line with valid legislation will be introduced at the theatre.
The audit also revealed that the ND was probably distorting the financial situation and breaching the budget discipline.
Burian submitted the audit results to then culture minister Alena Hanakova in June already. She assigned him to start dealing with the problems right after he assumes his post in August.
However, Jiri Balvin, culture minister in Jiri Rusnok´s caretaker government, dismissed Burian on August 1 when he assumed the post at the theatre.
Balvin was, however criticised and Rusnok ordered him to reinstate Burian in his post, which happened on the following day.
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