MPs agree to consider 13% pay bump for civil servants over 3 years

Government has committed to consider implementing, as soon as possible, salary increases for civil servants amounting to 13% over a three-year period.

Lawmakers, meeting in Parliament last Thursday, voted unanimously in favour of a motion brought by Bodden Town West MP Chris Saunders seeking the pay bump for government workers.

Saunders said these are “challenging times” and civil servants are struggling, like everyone else, with rising inflation.

The MP, who originally sought consideration of a 5% increase on 1 July 2023; 4% on 1 July 2024; and 4% on 1 July 2025, amended the dates in the resolution after securing government agreement to approve his motion.

Premier Wayne Panton, speaking on the motion, said there is “no doubt” Cayman’s civil servants deserve an increase, but the 1 July date was not possible.

MPs agree to consider 13% pay bump for civil servants over 3 years

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