New salary structure to be implemented for public employees

Over 2940 public officers will benefit from the government’s new salary structure this month.

This was according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit who was speaking at a press conference this week.

“As announced by the Minister of Finance in the 2023-2024 Budget, the government of Dominica has approved recommendations coming from the completed organizational review of reclassification of the public service,” he said. “I am pleased to announce that as of this month September, the new salary structure approved by the cabinet will come into effect.”

He pointed out that under the new structure salaries for employees at all levels would be increased with the exception of level 1 which remains unchanged.

“This means that just over 2940 public officers will benefit from the new salary structure in the first phase resulting in an overall increase of 6 percent with some public officers benefiting up to 13 percent increase in salaries,” Skerrit explained.

Moreover, he stated that this results in an increase to the government’s wage bill by an estimated $9 million annually.

He went on to state that those public officers who will benefit from this new salary structure include: essential service providers, teachers and principals, police officers, fire officers, doctors, nurses, environmental health officers, and others who serve on the frontline of the public sector, providing key services to members of the public at critical times.

“So, I’m pleased to announce that this month-end these public officers and their families will be better off and better able to take care of their commitments,” Skerrit stated.

The Prime Minister said this reflects the government’s policy to do all it can even in difficult economic periods to improve the lives of all our citizens.

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  1. September 23, 2023

    so public officers alone??
    I lost my job July month end all because of prices going up and budget cuts. I’m a single mom of 2 and I can’t even eat a meal everyday. Tell me how citizen’s suppose to pay those same public officers if our salaries not going up aswell??

  2. Batibou
    September 21, 2023

    Whenever the Horrible CM is under pressure he opens the vault door to the treasury and distributes some money. Money he hasn’t really got but it will please his supporters in the guise of public employees. Typical Skerrit, knee jerk reactions is his understanding of leadership.

  3. September 20, 2023

    is it public officers alone that is living in Dominica what about the shop and restaurants and hotel working people the other working people of all class we all deserve a raise that is why we have so much poverty in Dominica

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    • Sue Elwin
      September 22, 2023

      How is that a question for the government and not directed and the private sector?

  4. Dry Cashew
    September 20, 2023

    How much does the am make? Not taking in account the “under the table” monies.

  5. Ibo France
    September 20, 2023

    Some media outlets never fail to disappoint me. They are very reliable conduits for the government endless propaganda. Typically, this story was planted in the public domain to change the narrative that is sucking up most of the oxygen in the media.

    Until the horrors of the frequent electricity outages are solved, as hard as the maladministration tries, this issue will continue to dominate.

    By the way, where are the local mechanical and electrical engineers and technicians. Why do we have to depend on outsiders to fix every problem? Our human resources are shamefully found wanting.

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  6. Lady
    September 20, 2023

    Costs going up again all u

  7. MEME
    September 20, 2023

    When will the pensioners who can barely subsist on their measly pension be taken care of?
    Most are struggling!

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    • Putin
      September 21, 2023

      You mean those from “the other side of the House” who are now walking around Roseau wearing “push-ins” and with their hands in their pockets? If they are senior citizens, the State already invests in their care… healthcare, a caretaker, and housing.

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    • Ibo France
      September 21, 2023

      The pensioners are on a fixed, miniscule income. The money they get is so small you have to use a microscope to see it.

      How can any person even with a modicum of empathy leave one of the most vulnerable groups among us to languish in misery? Unthinkable cruelty!

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    • Mark
      September 21, 2023

      Which group of persons are you referring to as pensioners? Are they former civil servants?

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