Civil servants at the Hong Kong government headquarters in Admiralty. Photo: Nora Tam
Civil servants at the Hong Kong government headquarters in Admiralty. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong’s civil servants are in line for record pay rise. Is it time to revamp how salary increases are determined?

  • Human resources experts, bosses of small businesses say current formula places too much emphasis on private sector pay trends, does not reflect true job market situation
  • However, it is ‘not unfair’ for civil servants to have a more generous salary increase this time after having their pay frozen in past two years, others say

Civil servants at the Hong Kong government headquarters in Admiralty. Photo: Nora Tam
Civil servants at the Hong Kong government headquarters in Admiralty. Photo: Nora Tam
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