27 Dec 2018

Pay increases likely in Samoa

9:57 am on 27 December 2018

Samoa's government is proposing a three phase salary increase from next month for all public servants, members of the judiciary and MPs.

Samoa's Minister of Finance Sili Epa Tuioti.

Samoa's Minister of Finance Sili Epa Tuioti. Photo: Samoa Government

The proposal was tabled in Parliament last Friday by the Minister of Finance, Sili Epa Tuioti.

The minister said the increases would be implemented within three years starting in January, when all principal officers and lower level public servants would get a five percent increase.

That would be followed by a three percent salary increase for department chief executives as well as some members of the judiciary the following year.

Sili said the last increase of two percent for MPs and all public servants would be implemented in January 2021 before the next general election due that year.

The minister also announced an increase of $US4.50 a month for the old pension scheme from January.

The new monthly rate will be $145 tala or $US67.