Public sector pay raise approved with passage of budget (update)

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/01/30
By: Justine Su and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Jan. 30 (CNA) The central government’s budget for 2018 cleared the legislative

Su Chia-chyuan (蘇嘉全, right)

floor on Tuesday, giving approval for a 3 percent salary increase for public sector employees, among other measures.

The pay raise for government employees, public school teachers and military personnel will be retroactive to January and has been tentatively set to be paid on Feb. 6, said Chu Tzer-ming (朱澤民), head of the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics.

Also getting 3 percent raises are government-financed assistants to lawmakers following the passage of the national budget, according to the Legislative Yuan.

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