Civil servants to get 0.4 month mid-year bonus

Civil servants will receive a mid-year bonus of 0.4 month of their salary in July, the Public Service Division (PSD) said on Thursday.

This is slightly higher than last year's figure of 0.3 month.

Lower-wage workers, who are typically on a monthly salary range of between $1,135 and $2,030, will receive an additional wage increase of $40 or $70.

This will benefit more than 9,200 civil servants, and comes on top of their annual increment, which is paid out depending on when the employee joined the civil service.

In a media statement, the PSD said the Government supports the National Wages Council's recommendation to grant a built-in wage increase of at least $60, to raise the wages of workers earning up to $1,000 a month.

"The PSD and the Amalgamated Union of Public Employees will continue to work closely to review the salaries of lower-wage workers in the Civil Service, taking into consideration the need to upgrade the value of the jobs and provide for meaningful career progression," the PSD said.

"This signals the Government's continued commitment to help raise the salaries of lower-wage civil servants."

Singapore's economy grew by 0.2 per cent in the first quarter, compared to 3.3 per cent in the previous quarter. The year-end payment for civil servants will be decided after the Government takes into account Singapore's economic performance in the second half of the year, with gross domestic product growth forecast to be between 1 and 3 per cent.