DBM: Gov’t employees to enjoy another pay hike next year

DBM: Gov’t employees to enjoy another pay hike next year

Government employees can expect another salary hike next year, the country’s Acting Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado said Tuesday.

According to Avisado, the funds for the next round of Salary Standization Law (SSL) were already contained in the proposed 2019 national budget amounting to P4.1-trillion which was already submitted to Congress.

Avisado said next year’s budget will allocate P31 billion for the salary increase of government workers.

The acting DBM chief stated that, there was allocation for government employees’ bigger pay next year; the following years’ increases would depend on the availability of more funds.

Gov’t can afford workers’ higher salaries, coming sooner than later

Good news to all gov’t employees - President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s push for higher pay of government employees, especially teachers and nurses under a Salary Standardization Law (SSL) V would be implemented sooner than later, given ample government resources to finance its employees’ salary increase.