Public sector employees to enjoy 3% pay raise next year

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Public sector employees to enjoy 3% pay raise next year

Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) Employees working in Taiwan's public sector will likely enjoy a pay raise next year after a freeze of more than six years, an anonymous source familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

According to the source, Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) has finalized a plan to impose a 3 percent pay raise for the public sector next year in a bid to help stimulate a similar move by employers in the private sector.

The news of the pay hike came after Lai was sworn in as premier on Sept. 8, when the government's general budget bill for 2018 was withdrawn from the Legislature for revision, the source said, adding that details of the revision would be released the following day.

The last time public sector employees received a pay raise was in July 2011, at a time when people working in the private sector had not seen their paychecks rise for several years.

(By Ku Chuan and Ko Lin)

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