Date
14 December 2017
A proposed pay rise for junior civil servants, dismissed by a union representative as too little, could hurt staff morale. Photo: Bloomberg
A proposed pay rise for junior civil servants, dismissed by a union representative as too little, could hurt staff morale. Photo: Bloomberg

HK civil servants may get up to 5.96% pay rise this year

Hong Kong civil servants may receive up to 5.96 percent in salary increases this year, according to a pay trend survey report released Friday.

Government workers in the lower and middle salary bands have been offered 3.8 percent and 4.71 percent pay increases, respectively, while those in the upper bracket and directorate grade have been offered up to 5.96 percent.

Li Kwai-yin, a representative of the Senior Civil Service Council, declined to comment, saying the report is only preliminary.

However, she said the council will support the proposal once all requirements of the pay trend survey have been met.

Li Wai-yee, who represents Model Scale 1 Staff Consultative Council, said the proposed pay rise for junior civil servants is disappointing and will hurt morale. They should at least get a 5.1 percent increase, she said.

The survey, on which pay rises for Hong Kong’s 160,000 civil servants are based, reflects salary trends in 110 companies with 170,010 employees. The survey was conducted from April 2, 2013 to April 1, 2014.

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