Public servants get 7.5% pay rise

Public servants all around Papua New Guinea (PNG) are delighted to find their packets were a bit thicker this year.

According to a copy of a circular obtain by Wantok Nius, the Department of Personnel Management (DPM) and the Public Employees’ Assocation (PEA) had reached a three year Industrial Agreement starting 2014.

The agreement allows a 7.5% increment in the base salary which consists of a 6% across the board, and an “additional increase of 1.5% of the average base salary to recognise ongoing increase in productivity.”

The pay increase took effect on January 1 and public servants got their first pay for the year on Wednesday (January 8).

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