24 Dec 2013

Public servants to get big pay rises over 3 years

4:48 pm on 24 December 2013

Public servants in Papua New Guinea are to get 7 point five percent pay increases each year for the next 3 years after a deal signed in Port Moresby last Friday.

The agreement was signed by the Department of Personnel Management and the Public Employees Association and comes after 5 months of negotiations.

It represents a significant improvement in terms and conditions for public servants with allowances and other benefits, redundancy and the maintenance of harmonious industrial relations also covered.

Teachers and police were excluded from the salary increases because they had already received the same deal in separate adjustments.