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LTA pay increment

Luke Nacei
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

AN increment totalling in excess of $2 million will be awarded to several staff members of the Land Transport Authority (LTA) effective from next Friday.

Attorney-General and Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, while announcing this yesterday, said the increment would cost LTA more than what Government had allocated for the authority in the 2017/2018 National Budget, which was $1.3m.

Government, in the 2017/2018 National Budget, had also increased the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport budget allocation by $25.2m to $134.2m because of the increased operating expenditure for LTA in the final payment and job evaluation.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said Government had agreed to top up this amount to ensure that LTA paid its staff members, who qualified to receive a pay rise.

"Pay rise is, of course, one factor in respect of your career advancement and to give you job satisfaction," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

He clarified that 430 LTA staff members' increment varied in categories and percentages as per their performance.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum, however, confirmed that 34 staff members would not be getting increments as their salaries were already in alignment with the market benchmark.

Meanwhile, he reiterated to LTA staff members the importance of people in any organisation.

"No organisation can do without its people and it's very critical and therefore, the organisation should look after its people," he added.

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