Retroactive salary increases for public servants – Min Jordan

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, November 7, 2019

Minister of Finance, Hon. Winston Jordan today announced that public servants can look forward to a bright Christmas with an increase in their salaries which will be retroactive to January 1 of this year.

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Winston Jordan.

While there will be no one-off end of year bonus, the retroactive salary increase will be applied to salaries for 2020 as well.

Since coming into office in 2015, the Coalition Government has increased public servants’ salaries by 62%. In 2015, public servants were paid $50,000. The following year, they received $25,000. In 2017 and 2018, public servants received retroactive salary increases. The Christmas retroactive increase will increase this even further.

The salary increase announcement was made a day after His Excellency, President David Granger, said that he was awaiting word, from the Finance Minister, on the availability of funds to pay year-end bonuses.

Minister Jordan noted that the government is seeking to bring salaries and benefits to a level that suits the job.