‘Pay decision doesn’t take shine off government jobs’

Katie R. Ochoa
The federal government on Wednesday dismissed ideas that the civil provider may come to be a considerably less attractive career possibility in gentle of prepared 2.5-percent across-the-board fork out rises this yr.

The governing administration-appointed Pay out Pattern Study Committee experienced instructed salary boosts of 2.04 percent for junior civil servants, 4.55 per cent for middle-position staff and 7.26 p.c for senior employees, subsequent a two-12 months spend freeze.

At a Legco panel meeting, finance sector lawmaker Ronick Chan observed that some folks believe that the civil support has now develop into fewer eye-catching as a vocation selection provided “the departure from the shell out trend indicators”.

In response, Civil Support Secretary Ingrid Yeung stated that she was not apprehensive about the turnover of civil servants.

“Some civil servants will undoubtedly resign to take up other jobs, but the civil services continues to be beautiful,” she claimed.

“When we have, say, dozens of jobs on supply, we get thousands of applications. So, we are not incredibly involved about the attractiveness of civil services careers just due to the fact of the pay rise in just one or two certain years,” reported Yeung.

She included that she hopes Legco’s finance committee will scrutinise the funding software for the prepared pay adjustment at a exclusive conference on July 22.

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