16 Nov 2005

Vanuatu urged to revise civil service pay structure

2:28 pm on 16 November 2005

The National Council of Women in Vanuatu says the government should review the salary structure in the civil service.

The Daily Post newspaper reports the council's chief executive, Jenny Ligo, as saying the salaries of managers of statutory bodies are way above those of junior public servants.

Ms Ligo says in terms of legal procedure and advice, most of the work is done by public servants.

She says with the recent increase of the minimum monthly wage to 194 US dollars, there's a need to review the public service pay structure.

Ms Ligo suggests that Vanuatu can learn from neighbouring countries like Fiji or New Caledonia where she says workers are well paid.