Kuwait set to approve $1bn public sector pay rises.

Nearly half of Kuwait’s public sector employees are set to receive double-figure salary increases worth a total $1.15 billion, under a government proposal.
An average pay rise of 18 percent is expected to be handed out to 45 percent of the public sector workforce – which employs more than 90 percent of Kuwaiti workers in the country – who are considered to be currently paid too low, Arab Times said.
The proposal, being considered by the National Assembly, would standardise salaries across the board and include automatic annual inflation adjustments in what the government says will reduce unfair or undeserved pay rises.Such inflated salaries are often given according to an employee’s wasta – or contacts – rather than ability.

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Nearly half of Kuwait’s public sector employees are set to receive double-figure salary increases worth a total $1.15 billion, under a government proposal.

An average pay rise of 18 percent is expected to be handed out to 45 percent of the public sector workforce – which employs more than 90 percent of Kuwaiti workers in the country – who are considered to be currently paid too low,

The proposal, being considered by the National Assembly, would standardise salaries across the board and include automatic annual inflation adjustments in what the government says will reduce unfair or undeserved pay rises.

Such inflated salaries are often given according to an employee’s wasta  or contacts  rather than ability.

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