The Amalgamated Union of Public Employees (AUPE) is agreeable with the Government’s decision to provide a moderated Mid-Year AVC for our civil servants, in appreciation for their good work and contributions with an AVC payout of 0.35 months, with an additional one-off lump sum of $200 for civil servants in grades MX13 (I) and MX14; and $400 for civil servants in MX15 and MX16 and Operations Support Scheme Grades III to V, and equivalent grades.

Given the current economic uncertainties, geopolitical tensions and inflationary pressures, we appreciate the moderate increase in the AVC compared with last year’s mid-year AVC, with more for the junior and lower income officers. We hope that things will turn around so that there will be better outcomes at the end of the year.