Bill to raise cop, firefighter salaries passes

Taipei Times
Date: May 30, 2018
By: Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

Proposed amendments to the Police Personnel Management Act (警察人員人事條例), which would grant entry-level police, firefighters and coast guard personnel a monthly raise of NT$1,370, yesterday cleared the legislative floor.

The salary hike was proposed in recognition of the laborious and dangerous nature of the their work, as well as the work of more than 28,000 of the nation’s approximately 64,000 police and firefighters who cannot be promoted under the current system, Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) said.

The amendment raised the ceiling on seniority payments for fourth-tier — or entry-level — officers, firefighters and coast guard personnel, which would translate into an increase of NT$1,370 per month in seniority pay and about NT$1,600 in pension funds, allowing them to receive an additional NT$19,000 each year after retirement, the ministry said.

Civil servants’ salaries are composed of basic pay, seniority pay and a professional allowance.    [FULL  STORY]

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