Public sector salary negotiations across the globe have been tuff as the cost of living soars.
As if it’s a tug of war, and learning from experience, all Public Sector workers and their Unions want to bridge the gap between Politicians’ salaries and their salaries.
Some countries have ended their negotiations with workers being happy about the outcome and some, not even trusting the accepted percentage as to whether it will be paid or not.
Here are some countries and the increment given.
Some countries negotiate every year, and considering the economic situation they do their bargains, if the accepted increment later does not support the workers they request for Cost of Living allowance.
Some others request two/three years ahead.
Starting from Ghana
The government has recommended offering millions of public sector workers below-inflation pay increases.
Various government departments published their evidence to pay review bodies for the 2023-24 financial year, starting in April.
The government initially started with a 4.7% base pay increment, an offer that met an outright rejection by the Unions, currently moving around 7.5%
According to Eyewitness News EWN Publication; Public service unions are close to clinching a two-year wage deal with the government, following tumultuous negotiations at the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC).
The deal would include an average increase of 7.5% in the first year.
President Biden officially proposed a 5.2% average pay raise for both civilian federal employees and military service members next year as part of his fiscal 2024 budget plan released Thursday.
The figure marks an increase over the 4.6% pay hike feds received in 2023.
On April 1, Canada is raising the federal minimum wage from $15.55 to $16.65 per hour for workers and interns in federally regulated private sectors.
Labor, Federal Government, and states set to negotiate workers’ pay rise
The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Anambra State, Mrs. Chinwe Orizu, said salary increment by the Federal Government was long overdue. But Government raises Hope to increase salaries, the statement made in January 2023.
emoluments commission approved a 10.5% salary increment for public service workers for the year 2023 following the submission of the collective agreements after negotiations with the public service unions
The Zimbabwean government has announced an upward review of the salaries of civil servants, members of parliament, independent commissions, grant-aided institutions, and pensioners by 100%.
The increase is with effect from February 1 for the security sector and 1 April for the rest.
In a letter written to the Public Service Commission, Finance Ministry Permanent Secretary George Guvamatanga said Covid-19 allowances have been increased from US$200 to US$250 and teachers will also get a monthly teaching allowance of US$80.
Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his administration is increasing the island’s minimum wage by 44% as the local economy rebounds