The police commander-general said a few days ago that the application of the new Single Wage Table (TSU) to the corporation still depends on the correction of “some vices”, and asks for “calm” to the officers.
“Colleagues, be calm. It has been found that there are some vices in the police pay scale,” which will affect the payment of salaries through the TSU, said Bernardino Rafael, during a stop at the provincial command of Cabo Delgado, in the north of the country, quoted by Radio Mozambique.
Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi, on 10 January promulgated the law introducing the new salary scale for the Public Administration, after it was approved by the Mozambican Parliament.
The TSU raises the minimum wage and is classified as “essential” for staff retention and fair pay in the state.
In the case of the police, according to Bernardino Rafael, the problems have already been presented to the President of the Republic and now one can only “hope, with all due respect, that there is some response,” so that the table can be applied.
“The message has reached him and we will wait,” he stressed, urging police officers to continue working and not to be carried away by “the emotions of some people in bad faith.
The new salary matrix in the state has 21 levels, between 8,756 and 165,758 meticais (between 134 and 2,580 euros), instead of 103 levels, as was the case previously.