Public Sector Wages to Jump 20%

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan [Zidan] has announced that the government is raising the salaries of public sector employees by 20 percent. He added that there was also the possibility of annual, inflation-linked allowances, provided the state of the economy permitted it.

The increases are part of the plan to remove the subsidies on commodities.

The PM also announced that the Council of Ministers (the cabinet) had decided to separately increase the salaries of Judicial Council staff to reflect the important role they played in society.

The announcement also comes at a time the authorities are starting to crack down on state-employees having multiple salaries.

(Sources: Office of the Prime Minister, Libyan Embassy in London)

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