Järvik paid advisers bonuses before firing them

Mart Järvik (standing) and Mart Ummelas (sitting). Source: Siim Lõvi/ERR

Prior to his own dismissal as minister of rural affairs on Monday, Mart Järvik (EKRE) also dismissed his advisers Maido Pajo and Mart Ummelas, paying each of them a bonus as well.

Pajo, with whom an employment contract was concluded on April 29, the day Prime Minister Jüri Ratas' (Centre) second government was sworn into office, received a bonus equal to one month's salary, or €2,400, for "good professional achievements."

Ummelas, who was hired on Aug. 26, likewise received a bonus equal to one month's pay, or €2,000, and with the same justification.

Both ex-advisers will also receive financial compensation for unused vacation days.

Järvik's last day in office as minister of rural affairs was Nov. 25.


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