THE Confederation of Public Sector Union (CPSU) has lodged a log of claims to PSC for a 110 per cent pay rise for all civil servants.
The log of claims sent to the permanent secretary Public Service Commission, Parmesh Chand, yesterday was signed by Fiji Public Service Association general secretary, Rajeshwar Singh, Fijian Teachers Association general secretary Maika Namudu and Fiji Teachers Union general secretary Agni Deo Singh.
When contacted yesterday, Mr Chand said he could not comment on the issue at this stage.
However, he said an official response would be released once they responded to the union's log of claims.
Mr Singh said they had given PSC two weeks to respond to their log of claims.
"Life has been difficult for many of our members who are paid below the poverty line," Mr Singh said.
"There has never been a real pay rise for public servants."
He said the pay cut for civil servants had not been fully restored and these people were the ones doing the job.
"We did not make this request without thinking."
In its log of claims, the CPSU said five permanent secretaries and three disciplined services heads received an average pay rise of 175 per cent and 19 permanent secretaries received a pay rise of 110 per cent.
"Therefore our claims are based on the relativity gap between the permanent secretaries' pay rise as per PWC report and the rest of the civil servants," the letter says.
The unions said the real wages in the past seven years had a massive decline and civil servants at the lowest rung were paid salaries below the poverty line.
"This log of claims is addressed to you as we understand the permanent secretaries' constitutional powers will be effective from January 1, 2014, and in the meantime, the PSC will deal with all matters they previously held under their delegated powers in the transitional period of ensuing three months," the claim says.