Feb. 21, 2021
Civil servants have been given until end of this month to register for the $75 million Government Employees Mutual Savings (GEMS) loan fund, which aims to improve public workers’ livelihoods through flexible and concessionary loans. Interested Government employees are required to register at their respective ministries, which will then submit lists to the Salary Service Bureau (SSB) for deductions that will commence in March. The deductions of 2,5 percent of gross salary are being done on a voluntary basis.
Nov. 11, 2020
Government has introduced a 10 percent risk allowance for teachers while proposing a 40 percent salary increase for civil servants which will result in the lowest paid employee getting over $14 500. Cabinet approved new salary proposals for civil servants as Government affirms its commitment to pay employees decent salaries
Oct. 2, 2020
The 40 percent cost-of-living salary adjustment by the Government was paid into the bank accounts of civil servants, while negotiations continued with unions representing civil servants over a final agreement on wages and other employment terms. The adjustment, and the continuation of the US$75 a month Covid-19 allowance, were interim steps taken by the Government to help cushion its employees