Public servants’ pay increase


THE economic indicators have encouraged the Government to increase the pay of public servants because not doing so would possibly have negative impacts on the living standards of the workers.
This is in reference to an article published in The National on June 7 about the 3 per cent increment for public servants nationwide.
At the end of 2016, the minister in response to calls by the Teaching Service Commission, PNG Teachers’ Association and PNG Employees’ Association agreed to an increase of 3 per cent from Jan 1, 2017, but that did not happen because the economy wasn’t doing so well.
The minister said this increase would be paid in three batches, with the first paid last week.
On behalf of the silent majority, I would like to thank the public service minister for making the payment.

Jeffsatu, Lypin Lokait

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