3 per cent pay rise
13 August, 2022, 6:01 pm
Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) has awarded a 3 per cent pay increase to 450 Fiji Public Service Association (FPSA) members working at the organisation.
The FPSA had sought a 10 per cent increase.
“This will no doubt assist our members to get some respite from the high cost of living since the prices of consumer goods have gotten beyond the reach of ordinary workers,” said FPSA secretary general Rajeshwar Singh.
“The association lodged a claim for a pay increase on April 13, 2022, for 10 per cent increase in salary rates of members earning below $40,823 and 5 per cent for those earning above $41,000 in the FRCS salary structure,” he said.
“It was acknowledged by the Authority on April 14 2022.” Mr Singh said a Master Collective Agreement between FRCS and FPSA had been in existence since this statutory government entity came into existence in 1998 and the renewal of the agreement was progressing and would be signed in due course.
“The association is hopeful that other statutory authorities and government owned entities will follow the example of FRCS in looking after the welfare of its employees during these hard times.”
The pay rise is effective August 1st 2022 and is also payable to non-union members at FRCS, said Mr Singh.