HONIARA City Council employees will be receiving an 8 percent pay increase.
This has been confirmed by the Chairman of Finance Eric Tema following a recommendation approved by the Finance Standing Committee.
“The increase of salary was an in depth deliberation by the members of the Standing Committee and the recommendation of 8 percent increase was a favourable percentage,” Tema said.
“After all the deliberation the committee has agreed on the 8 percent increase on the salaries and to be awarded and backdated to 1st January as part of the establishment,” he added.
Tema said they have seen the need to increase the salary for the employees as this has not been done for quite a long time.
This has come as a relief for the employees given the tough financial burdens faced with the increase of the high cost of living.