The Honiara City Council (HCC) staff have been given a 5 % increase in their salary.
Chief Administration Officer Don Houkura has confirmed the increase saying it has been endorsed by the current executive of HCC.
“This is the result of the continuous negotiations between the Workers Union and the Council to increase the salary by 5 %.
“And also it came about because the current Council Executive under the Leadership of Mayor Alfrence Fatai has endorsed it, making it the first time for such increases been awarded to the council’s workforce,” he said.
He added the increase is also the result in the promotion and re-leveling of some of the officers within the Council.
This will also form the base of the staff’s basic salary which they will be receiving fortnightly on their pay slip compared to their previous pay.
Mr Houkura said the news has been welcomed by the staff and he further acknowledged the Mayor and his executive.
“City Mayor Fatai and his executive are given the credit for recognizing the demand of the workforce and approving the 5% increase,” he said
Meanwhile Houkura urged all the staff to perfume to their best and produce an effective work out- put in their respective responsibilities within the Council, expected by the management and the public
He further added that in the long run the executive and the management might consider adopting the unified base structure to be in line with what the National Government is using.
Honiara City Council is the local governing unit for the City of Honiara. The Council plays a major role in the city’s development and is responsible for over SBD500 million of infrastructure including sports and recreation facilities, markets, libraries, parks, schools and health clinics. The Council also provides over 100 services and programs for local communities. Every time a person leaves their house they are using services provided by the Council.
By Kadiba Alu
HCC Communications Officer