Temporary workers face pay cuts of up to 30pc

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 February, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 February, 1999, 12:00am

Temporary government workers face pay cuts of up to 30 per cent in the latest move to bring wages into line with the private sector.


The Urban Services Department said yesterday the daily wage for temporary swimming pool workers would be cut from $397 to $274.


A department spokesman said about 250 temporary general workers would be needed at public swimming pools from April to November.


It is the first pay cut for temporary staff since the Civil Service Bureau issued a guideline stating government departments could adjust staff salaries according to the latest market situation and the nature of the job, without affecting quality of services.