If the public service, decrying those at the top of the wage scale are worse off compared to the private sector, in the private sector, it insists that the preservation of jobs is more important than salary increases that might putting the company at risk.
In PRIVATE ...
Median of highest
Median of lowest
CEO / General Manager
Head of Department
Receptionist / Telephonist
Human Resource Manager
Health & Safety Manager
Human Resource Officer
Sales and marketing
IT Support Technician
Call Centre Operator
Production, construction and engineering
Supply and distribution
IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR ...
Chief Judge - Rs 150,000
Secretary to the Cabinet - Rs 145,000
Financial secretary - Rs 120,000
Senior Chief Executive - Rs 110,000
Audit director - Rs 110,000
Commissioner of Police - Rs 110,000
Permanent Secretary - Rs 87,500
Principal Assistant secretary - Rs 42,500 to Rs 60,000
Medical & Health Officer (doctor) / Senior Medical & Health - Rs 31,250 and Rs 51,500
Human Resource Manager - between Rs 31,250 to Rs 45,000
Manager Financial Operations - between Rs 31,250 to Rs 45,000
District Magistrate - Rs 30,000 to Rs 45,000
Mechanical Engineer - Rs 22,000 to Rs 40,000
Project Manager (Civil Engineering) - Rs 22,000 to Rs 45,000
Accountant - between Rs 21,400 and Rs 40,000
Ward Manager - Rs 21,400 to Rs 32,500
Police inspector - Rs 20,200 to Rs 28,000
Analyst (Economist) - Rs 19,000 and Rs 40,000
Assistant secretary - Rs 19,000 to Rs 40,000
Human Resources Officer - between Rs 17,200 and Rs 26,400
Safety & Health Officer / Senior Safety and health officer - Rs 14,200 and Rs 29,000
Teacher (primary school) - Between Rs 12,300 to Rs 24,000
Nursing Officer - Rs 12,000 to Rs 24,800
Police constable - Rs 10,450 and Rs 22,600
Officer - Between 9600 and Rs 21400
Mason / painter - Between Rs 8800 and Rs 15000
Driver - Between Rs 8600 to Rs 14,600
Receptionist / telephone operator - Between Rs 8400 and Rs 16000
Office care attendant - Between 8000 and Rs 12600
General worker - Between Rs 6425 and Rs 10200
Source: Report of the PRB
75,000 workers earning less than Rs 5000
- Factory worker in the EPZ touch Rs 3800 as salary.
- Worker in the construction industry receives Rs 9500 as salary.
- 75,000 employees in the private sector earn less than Rs 5000. 75% of them are women.
Reeaz Chuttoo trade unionist: "The disparity widens between public and private"
Reeaz Chuttoo, spokesman for the Confederation of Workers of the private sector, is categorical. Since the outbreak of the crisis in 2008, wages are being "regress" in the private sector. "There is always a wage freeze in the progression of base salaries. Employers have implemented a new system where the employee must do what he says at any time and any day if he wants to get a 'productivity bonus' which is in the quantum many cases at the discretion of the company, "says the union.
Even in cases where some companies increase the base salary of their staff, he argues, it is not sufficient to offset the loss of purchasing power of the workers in question. For Reeaz Chuttoo, there is no doubt that the "disparity" between the public and private sectors is "trying to grow." "I'm not saying that members of the public make too much money, my point is that there is a wage freeze in the private sector that will continue as long as the crisis persists." The union is particularly concerned about the "uncertainty" that is installed between the public and private sectors and the "feminization" of this insecurity.
Thierry Goder of Talentaris "Not really evolution"
Thierry Goder of Talentaris (ex-DCDM Recruitment) notes that there is no real change in wages in the country. "Companies are very vigilant. Caution prevails. Enter the game to increase wages may put the company at risk. On the other hand, some sectors that are able to take their game to arrive at attractive salaries to the right skills, "says he.
Rashid Imrith, union "Officials at the top of the wage scale are poorly paid"
Imrith Rashid, president of the Government General Services Union, noted that those at the bottom of the salary scale in the public sector are "leading" compared to those who occupy the same positions in the private sector. However, he argues, in the public, those from middle management up to receive less than their counterparts in the private sector. "They are underpaid compared to their colleagues.
We must catch up for positions of responsibility are the same, "he says. Another observation: "In the private sector, there is a stagnation in wages for those at the bottom of the wage scale while at middle management level to rise, salaries are negotiable, but there is a lack of transparency" . Hence his recommendation that there is a better redistribution of the financial envelope wages in the private and catching between the public and private sectors with respect to those at the bottom of the wage scale. "It would democratize wages in the private sector," he recommends.
Pradeep Dursun the MEF: "Wages have risen in the private sector"
Pradeep Dursun, Industrial Relations Adviser, the Mauritius Employers' Federation (MEF), denies any stagnation of wages in the private sector. "Wages have risen with wage compensation and in all areas where thirty Minimum Wage rate prescribed by law was revised upwards. The wage increase is applied to all employees in the private sector.
Even areas where there is no Remuneration Order increased wages from one year to another, "he is out. On the other hand, he argues, it has become a common practice that some companies reward their employees not only in terms of the increased cost of living, but also taking into account their performance. However, he says, it is a truth in times of crisis, "the ability to pay for the employer is not the same as profitable period."
"However, despite the crisis, companies continue to follow their social obligations to employees paying the NFP, NSF and Training Levy which represent 10-15% of the cost of labor," says it. It also highlights that there has been no "mass layoff."
"The companies maintain employment instead of laying in this period. They are cautious and have taken several initiatives to reduce costs (less energy, for example). Those who can afford it can provide more substantial increases. However, the most important in times of crisis is to save jobs. " Pradeep Dursun and concluded: "It is more important to have a job to look for a more substantial increase which subsequently will know the company in financial difficulties. '
Good to know
- In the private sector, the salary is between 20% and 30% of costs.
- The Pay Research Bureau (PRB) recommends the maximum salary in the public sector.
- The National Remuneration Board (NRB) sets the minimum wage in the private sector.
- Since 1982, the Pay Research Bureau has published six reports. The seventh will be released in October 2012 and implemented in January 2013.
- The fixing of wages in the private sector is determined by market forces or through supply and demand. Negotiations are individually dependent on skills and profile of the employee and the company's request.
- In the private sector, the wage is set by the Remuneration Orders made by the National Remuneration Board - the miminum wage rate of thirty private sectors is required by law. It is also influenced by negotiations with unions and other institutions such as the Commission for conciliation and mediation or the Employment Relations Tribunal.