Dubai gov't orders 30-100% pay rise for staff

Public sector staff across 32 departments to receive huge pay rises dated back to June 30
Dubai gov't orders 30-100% pay rise for staff
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By Courtney Trenwith
Tue 17 Dec 2013 05:22 PM

The Dubai Government has increased public employee salaries by up to 100 percent, it announced on Tuesday.

Thousands of government staff across 32 departments will benefit from the rise, which will be paid retrospectively back to June 30, the Dubai Government Human Resources Department said in a statement.

The rate of salary increase – between 30 percent and 100 percent – depends on the nature of the position.

Salaries will be doubled for doctors, financial controllers and auditors in financial control departments, provided it does not exceed AED25,000 ($6,800) per month.

Engineers, legal advisors, financial planners, investment managers, some experts and Dubai Ruler’s Court employees, internal auditors, some specialised posts, university teachers will be paid 50 percent more, to a maximum AED10,000 per month.

The increase for accountants, paramedics, nursing pharmacists, emergency medicine technicians, and others in health, environment, public safety and customs roles will receive 30 percent more, up to AED6000 per month.

Night shift workers will receive an additional 25 percent allowance.

Government employee salaries are reviewed every two years.

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