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Budget 2021-22

No pay cuts for civil servants

July 16, 2021 8:52 pm
There will be no reduction for civil servants salaries.

There will be no reduction in civil servants salaries.

Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum highlighted this in his budget address saying, however, that it will be reviewed after six months.

He says teachers will continue to get full salaries despite school being halted because of the pandemic.

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Sayed-Khaiyum adds this is being done to keep teachers and ensure they are ready to go the extra mile when schools reopen.

He says some civil servants who have been staying home will also continue to receive full pay.

Sayed-Khaiyum says the government is committed to making the civil service a premier employer of choice in the country.

He says a good number of civil servants are working hard to maintain government services especially during this latest outbreak and they should not and will not see their salaries reduced.

The Minister for Economy says there continue to be a freeze on hiring for new positions in the civil service except for the Ministry of Health, Communications and the Fiji Police.

Sayed-Khaiyum says the civil service salary scale is subject to a careful review in the event borders do not open and the economy does not show measured signs of revival.

The minister adds the commitment to maintain salaries hinges on government revenue been restored within six months and on more people being vaccinated.

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