2018 wage negotiations update (4 May 2018)

Parties to the PSCBC met on 3 and 4 May 2018 where the long-awaited revised offer of the Employer was tabled.

The offer on the salary increases for the next three years is still the same as was offered in January 2018, albeit in a different format As far as the equalisation of pay progression and the de-linking of the housing allowance (i.e. where both spouses who work for the public service could qualify for the allowance) are concerned, the proposal is for staggered/delayed implementation.

The salient parts of the proposed offer are as follows:

SALARY INCREASES for the next 3 years:

* Year 1 (1 April 2018)

* Salary levels 1 – 7 = 7% (maximum of salary level 7 comparable to Educator salary notch 93)
* Salary levels 8 – 10 = 6,5% (maximum of salary level 10 comparable to Educator salary notch 155)
* Salary levels 11 and 12 = 6% (maximum of salary level 12 comparable to Educator salary notch 29 of inclusive package)

* Years 2 (1 April 2019) and 3 (1 April 2020)

* Salary levels 1- 7 = Projected CPI + 1%
* Salary levels 8 – 10 = Projected CPI + 0,5%
* Salary levels 11 and 12 = Projected CPI