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2017 net pay trend indicators
     The Civil Service Bureau (CSB) received the Pay Trend Survey Committee's Report on the 2017 Pay Trend Survey today (May 25), and derived the "net pay trend indicators" by deducting the civil service payroll cost of increments from the "gross pay trend indicators" as indicated in the report:
Salary band Gross pay
2016-17 civil service payroll cost of increments (as a percentage
of the total civil service payroll cost of that year)
pay trend indicator
  (a) (b) (a) minus (b)
Upper (monthly
from $65,151-
2.53% 1.15% 1.38%
Middle (monthly
3.51% 1.07% 2.44%
3.78% 1.96% 1.82%

     "The Pay Trend Survey is a long-established mechanism and is credible and reliable. The net pay trend indicators derived, together with other factors including the state of Hong Kong's economy, the Government's fiscal position, changes in the cost of living, the staff sides' pay claims and civil service morale will be considered by the Chief Executive-in-Council in deciding the civil service pay adjustment for 2017-18," a CSB spokesman said.

     In accordance with the established practice, the staff sides will submit their pay claims for the 2017-18 pay adjustment to the Government. For this purpose, the CSB will meet with representatives of the staff sides of the four central consultative councils and the four major service-wide staff unions, and will reflect their views to the Chief Executive-in-Council.
Ends/Thursday, May 25, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:24
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