No pay cut for junior civil servants re-hired at 62
But some senior officers will have salaries reduced by up to 15 per cent
From next month, junior officers in the public sector who turn 62 will not suffer a pay cut when they are re-employed, a move that the labour movement had called for a week ago.
These Division III officers, who do mostly clerical and front-line customer service work in ministries, earn between $1,300 and $2,100 a month.
There are about 11,700 of them in the public sector, but most are below the retirement age of 62.
However, the policy change that aims to coax older workers to continue working does not automatically apply to senior officers.