All Colombian public employees will receive a 2% wage increase, affecting the paycheck of close to a million public employees, officials declared Monday.
CM& reported that unions immediately rejected the proposed salary increase for executive officials.
The state payroll covers over 900,000 employees. The minister of housing declared that the 2% increase will be instituted across the board, regardless of status, and that a larger increase is not permitted. The wage increase is based on last year’s inflation rate.
In response to the statement, unions say they will organize a strike.
The government payroll is estimated at COP20 trillion.