On 31 July 2012, parties in the PSCBC reached an agreement on the negotiations on salaries and conditions of service for public servants.
The agreement that parties signed can be summarised as follows:
A multi-year salary adjustment of:
The qualifying period for new appointments to the public service will be extended from
12 - 24 months.
Long Service Recognition:
Night Shift Allowance will increase as follows
Recognition of improved qualifications
Upon attainment of one qualification that is related to an employee's scope of work and enhances the employee's performance and the service delivered by the employee, the employee will receive a once-off cash bonus of 10% of his/her annual salary notch, provided this does not exceed the minimum notch of salary level 8. This does not apply to qualifications paid for by the State.
The following leave provisions are applicable in a leave cycle. With effect from 1 January 2013, employees will receive:
Amendments to PSCBC Resolution 3 of 2009
The parties to the PSCBC are tasked with investigating and developing proposals on the following aspects:
The Minister for Public Service and Administration wishes to extend her gratitude to all the parties for having reached an amicable agreement. The State as the employer reiterates that it believes that the settlement is reasonable, and takes into account the economic and fiscal constraints faced by government. It strikes a balance between the needs of the public servants on the one hand, and the broader social and economic challenges of the State on the other.
The State as employer further calls on public servants to support the pledge to professionalise the public service though a Public Service Charter that will be entered into by the employer and all public servants. It is through this Charter that we hope to create a more efficient public service that is responsive to the needs of all citizens and one that re-confirms our commitment to creating a better life for all.