Over 2900 public officers will be going to experience a spike in their wages. The announcement about the increment in the salary of the public officers was recently made by the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit during the press conference on Monday.
It is to be noted that the Prime Minister of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit during the press conference has addressed major concerns, surfacing around the issues, along with the questions of the common people.
During the address, Prime Minister, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, said that, “I am pleased to make the announcement that as of this month, September, the new salary structure approved by the Cabinet will be coming into effect. Under the new structure, salaries for the employees at all levels will going to witness a spike with the exception of Level I, which remains unchanged.”
Considerably, stating further on this, PM Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, said that, “This means that just over 2,940 public officers will benefit from the new salary structure in this first phase resulting in overall increase of 6.0 per cent; with some officers benefitting from up to 13 per cent increment in salaries.”
The recently introduced step is on the basis of the recommendations from the completed Organizational Review and Reclassification of the Public Service.
Noting to the above mentioned, Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit said that, the new salary structure will result in an increment in the Government’s wage bill by an estimated $9 million annually and would benefit a number of essential workers.
He added that, “We are talking about many of our essential service providers; our teachers and principals, police officers, fire officers, doctors, nurses, environmental health officers and others who are serving on the frontline of the public sector; providing key services to the members of the public at the critical times.”
While adding further on this, PM Roosevelt Skerrit, said that, “From the end of this month, public officers and their families will be better off and better able to take care of their commitments. Again, this shows the policy of the government of to do all it can, even in difficult economic period, for improving the lives of the people.”