‘Pay decision doesn’t take shine off government jobs’

The government on Wednesday dismissed tips that the civil provider may well come to be a considerably less beautiful occupation option in light of prepared 2.5-per cent throughout-the-board pay rises this year.

The government-appointed Pay out Development Survey Committee had instructed income boosts of 2.04 p.c for junior civil servants, 4.55 per cent for middle-rating personnel and 7.26 % for senior personnel, pursuing a two-yr pay back freeze.

At a Legco panel assembly, finance sector lawmaker Ronick Chan observed that some people think the civil assistance has now become significantly less eye-catching as a vocation solution given “the departure from the fork out trend indicators”.

In reaction, Civil Services Secretary Ingrid Yeung stated that she was not concerned about the turnover of civil servants.

“Some civil servants will absolutely resign to get up other employment, but the civil provider stays interesting,” she claimed.

“When we have, say, dozens of careers on provide, we get 1000’s of programs. So, we are not incredibly worried about the attractiveness of civil company work just simply because of the pay rise in one or two distinct years,” mentioned Yeung.

She extra that she hopes Legco’s finance committee will scrutinise the funding software for the planned fork out adjustment at a distinctive assembly on July 22.