Date
22 October 2017
A report on the pay trend survey will be submitted to the committee which will give its proposals to the Executive Council. Legco is expected to rubber-stamp the recommendations. Photo: HKEJ
A report on the pay trend survey will be submitted to the committee which will give its proposals to the Executive Council. Legco is expected to rubber-stamp the recommendations. Photo: HKEJ

Hong Kong civil servants may get 4% pay rise

Hong Kong’s 170,000 civil servants may get a salary increase of 3-4 percent for the 2015 fiscal year that begins in April.

The Pay Trend Survey Committee is expected to announce its recommendations after a study of salary standards in the private sector, Apple Daily reported Friday.

Private sector employers gave an average pay rise of 4-5 percent last year and the government could offer 3-4 percent for civil servants this year, the report said, citing Alexa Chow, managing director of AMAC Human Resources Consultants Ltd. 

In February, government workers received back pay on their 2014 salary increases.  

A report on the pay trend survey will be submitted in mid-May to the committee which will give its proposals to the Executive Council.

Legco is expected to rubber-stamp the recommendations, making the pay increases retroactive to April 1.

Meanwhile, the Police Force Council and the Disciplined Services Consultative Council extended their boycott of the committee to a second year, saying its pay trend indicators are unfair to civil servants at the top of the salary grade.

In 2014, the government recommended a 5.96 percent increase for civil servants and 4.71 percent for middle and low-ranking employees.

A Legco filibuster held up the increase until February this year, right up to the Lunar New Year holiday.

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