For the first time in Peru an agreement was reached -through the negotiation collectively – between public sector workers and the government on economic improvements. Previously, only non-financial improvements could be negotiated.
According to the minutes signed last June 30, public servants under regimes 276, 728, CAS, Civil Service and those of special penitentiary and diplomatic careers will have an improvement in their salaries as of January 1, 2023 .
According to the last official data with which the agreement was closed, around 565,000 public sector workers will benefit from this agreement which will imply a fiscal cost of S/830 million.
In detail, the 276 servers will have an average monthly increase of S/222.7. While the workers of the other regimes will receive an average increase of S/840 per year (monthly increase of between S/51 and S/64, depending on the type of contract).
To comply with this improvement, the Condition will allocate S/514 million every year, since the increase will be permanent.
Labor lawyer Ricardo Herrera pointed out that this agreement is historic, since previously it could not be economically negotiated. “This is a collective agreement whose coverage is unprecedented in the State’s collective bargaining,” he added.
Another agreement that was reached is that public workers benefited from the collective agreement will receive a one-time bonus of S / 550, which will be delivered next December.
The resources that will be allocated for this bond are S/316 million. It is important to mention that the agreements reached have the endorsement of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and respect the budget order.
It was also agreed to form a bipartite working group to evaluate the creation of a consultative space on public employment matters, as well as union licenses with credit for the Boards of Directors of Confederations and Federations.
Decentralized trading in progress
As the centralized negotiation is finished, now it will be negotiated in a decentralized way, that is, the unions of each institution.
However, no matter agreed upon in the already signed agreement may be repeated, How to get another salary increase. However, Herrera mentions that the delivery of a new bond for the closing of the specifications could be negotiated.
The signed agreement does not reach the special health and education careers, managerial and trusted personnel, or senior officials. Nor to judges, prosecutors, armed forces personnel and police.
Minutes of negotiation signed
Government agreed that public servants receive a one-time bonus of S / 550 in December of this year.