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Singapore: 23,000 civil workers benefit from 5% and 14% Salary increase


SINGAPORE, 6 June – Singapore’s Public Service Division (PSD) announced that around 23,000 civil workers will benefit from the salary increase decided between 5 per cent and 14 percent starting in August this year.

According to PSD the salary increases will apply to officers in the Civil generic schemes and the related schemes.

“The adjustments will enable the Civil service to continue to attract and retain its fair share of talent … This is in line with the call by the Tripartite Workgroup on Lower-Wage Workers to uplift the salaries of lower-wage workers,” PSD said in a statement.

“Alongside these adjustments, PSD has been working with the Amalgamated Union of Public Employees (AUPE) to redesign OSS officers’ jobs, improve career progression, and raise productivity in the long run,” it added. 

PSD said that the new changes in salaries will see officers in the Management Executive Scheme (MXS), Management Support Scheme (MSS) and corporate Support Scheme receiving a pay raise between 5 per cent and 10 per cent, with higher adjustments for grades that have larger gaps with market benchmarks.

Public servants in the Operations Support Scheme (OSS) will receive higher adjustments of between 6 per cent and 14 per cent. 

PSD justified the adjustment saying that the Civil Service periodically reviews salaries and adjusts them “when necessary to broadly keep pace with, but not lead, the market”.

The last revision to the Civil Service generic schemes in Singapore was made in 2014, and salary levels in the markets have gone up since then, said PSD.

According to media reports, thousands of civil servants received a 5 per cent pay increment in August 2014 as part of a move to keep their salaries competitive.

“The pandemic has underscored the importance of a strong Public Service. The Public Service is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a future-ready workforce that can continue to deliver its best for Singapore and Singaporeans,” PSD said in its statement.

Source: CNA/Agencies


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