Invitation to meeting
Further to the meeting held on 30th November, 2022. Fair wages and salaries commission (FWSC) respectively write to invite representatives of the Government Team and labour Unions / association to a meeting scheduled as follows’
Date ; Tuesday 13th December, 2023.
Time; 2:00 pm
Venue; Ministry of Health (conference Room)
Agenda; Continuation of negotiations on Base Pay.
The negotiations has seen some ups and down since it started as labour is committed to only accepting 65% and nothing less.
Previous Base Pay increments
Since the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission began the PSJSNC in 2010, the increment in base pay for public sector workers has kept declining with the worse seen in 2021 and 2022, 4% and 7% respectively.
In 2011, the increment was 20 per cent and that was considered the highest.
Subsequently, the numbers began declining, as in 2012 an 18 per cent increment was given and that reduced to 10 per cent in 2013.
In 2014, there was no increment but rather, the tripartite agreed to a 10 per cent offer of cost of living allowance (COLA) to cushion workers but an increment of 15 per cent was agreed on in 2015.
In the subsequent years, the agreed increment for 2016 was (10 per cent),
2017 increment was (12.5 per cent )
2018 increment was (11 per cent).
A 10 per cent increment was offered in both 2019 and 2020.
In 2021 increment was 4% and 7% for 2022 and later Cost of living allowance of 15% added.
With this years negotiations, peace council has to come in to cool down tempers, 2023 Public sector workers base pay Negotiations referred to Peace Council to intervene.
21% Plus COLA ; Public sector workers Salary Negotiations, 21 was the alleged figure circulating, which public sector workers believe it’s something pushed in to solicit for views. From the comments so far, Majority disagreed and are opting for more than 36% as the worse to be accepted.
Check opinions on the Base Pay increment below this 21% Plus COLA ; Public sector workers Salary Negotiations