Sharjah: Ruler announces salary hike for Expat employees

An increase the salaries of Sharjah government employees by 10 per cent retrospectively from the beginning of January was announced yesterday by His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

The government has allocated Dh600 million in the budget for this purpose, according to a press release by Sharjah Government Media Bureau. Based on the new pay structure, the Sharjah government will have eight grades.

Grade 8 has been fixed as the lowest grade with a minimum salary of Dh17,500 per month for employees who do not have a secondary school certificate. Employees categorised in Grade 1 will receive Dh30,500.

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The new pay structure would apply to retirees as well, who receive their pensions from the General Pension and Social Security Authority. He had called on those who retired between 2003 and November 2017 to update their details at the Directorate of Human Resources.

Last December, the surprise news was announced during the ‘Direct line programme’ on Sharjah Radio and Television. Saturday’s new announcement regarding the pay increase also applies to expatriate employees of the government sector in Sharjah.

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Source Credit: Gulf News

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