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Pay adjustment

18 July 2007
To : All Medical Staff of HA
You may have read media reports that Hospital Authority (HA) has
put forward a proposal to the Frontline Doctor’s Union (FDU) and Hong Kong
Public Doctors’ Association (HKPDA) on a new career progression structure for
doctors employed in HA after April 2000.
I am very aware that pay reductions since that time have fallen
more heavily on these doctors than any other staff group in HA: alongside pay
cuts and frozen increments experienced by all staff, post 2000 doctor colleagues
also had:
the starting salary reduced by 5 points,
6 omitted points and 2 examination points removed, and
the ceiling dropped from pay point 44B to 38.
For a qualified specialist who joined HA in 1999, their take home
pay is now $112,484 (including basic salary, fixed allowance, HLISS in lieu,
gratuity). A qualified specialist (promoted to Resident Specialist) who joined HA
in 2000 and is now a Resident Specialist, will have take home pay of $81,670 –
this is 38% less than the specialist joining a year earlier.
We are particularly concerned to retain younger doctors, with the
largest cohort of post 2000 doctors now graduating as specialists, and so able
to pursue employment outside HA as a specialist.
As part of HA’s wider medical grade review process, we are
proposing a new career progression structure for doctors who joined HA since
April 2000. There are a number of important principles that guide the proposal:
a salary attractive enough to attract and retain doctors when compared
with the private market,
comparable with Department of Health (DH) doctors, recognizing that at
some points HA will be higher or lower, but considering the average
over the full time in the pay scale,
respects the position of doctors compared with other similar professions,
such as lawyers,
allows opportunity to continue progressing towards the same top of the
scale as those joining before April 2000 (point 44B), and
maintains internal experience and qualification relativities.
Attached is an outline of the proposal offered to the Unions
representing this group of colleagues. The table shows the % increases that
would apply to serving doctors upon implementation later this year, depending
on year of entry to HA, progress in passing examinations, and promotion to
resident specialist rank. The proposed increases range from 15% to 38%.
I understand the Unions will be consulting their members, and they
have sought a number of clarifications from HA, and may consider alternative
career progression structures. I welcome any comments from colleagues on the
proposal and encourage you to feedback to your relevant union representative or
to use the online Staff Letter Box found on the front page of the HA.Home
intranet site.
I emphasize that this proposal is a draft offer only and subject to
further negotiation within the funding envelope available, and includes
consideration of other factors such as progression through the new pay scale
and length of contract. We will continue meeting with the unions to finalise an
acceptable new career progression structure and I will keep you updated on
progress
( Shane Solomon )
Chief Executive

Year of Service
HGPS
Pay
Point
Basic
Salary
Fixed
Allowance
Salary +
Fixed
Allowance
HLISS
in lieu Gratuity
Monthly
Take
Home
Pay
HGPS
Pay
Point
Basic
Salary
Fixed
Allowance
Salary +
Fixed
Allowance
HLISS
in lieu Gratuity
Monthly
Take
Home Pay
14 or more 38 54,255 16,564 70,819 2,713 8,138 81,670 44B 74,725 22,814 97,539 3,736 11,209 112,484 38%
13 38 54,255 16,564 70,819 2,713 8,138 81,670 44B 74,725 22,814 97,539 3,736 11,209 112,484 38%
12 38 54,255 16,564 70,819 2,713 8,138 81,670 44B 74,725 22,814 97,539 3,736 11,209 112,484 38%
11 38 54,255 16,564 70,819 2,713 8,138 81,670 44A 72,135 22,023 94,158 3,607 10,820 108,585 33%
10 38 54,255 16,564 70,819 2,713 8,138 81,670 44 69,615 21,253 90,868 3,481 10,442 104,791 28%
9 37 51,870 15,836 67,706 2,594 7,781 78,080 42 64,425 19,669 84,094 3,221 9,664 96,979 24%
8 36 49,535 15,123 64,658 2,477 7,430 74,565 41 61,765 18,857 80,622 3,088 9,265 92,975 25%
7 33 43,940 7,975 51,915 2,197 6,591 60,703 38 54,255 16,564 70,819 2,713 8,138 81,670 35%
6 32 41,965 7,617 49,582 2,098 6,295 57,975 37 51,870 15,836 67,706 2,594 7,781 78,080 35%
5 31 40,085 7,275 47,360 2,004 6,013 55,377 36 49,535 15,123 64,658 2,477 7,430 74,565 35%
4 29 36,575 6,638 43,213 1,829 5,486 50,528 33 43,940 7,975 51,915 2,197 6,591 60,703 20%
3 28 34,920 6,338 41,258 1,746 5,238 48,242 32 41,965 7,617 49,582 2,098 6,295 57,975 20%
2 27 33,355 6,054 39,409 1,668 5,003 46,080 31 40,085 7,275 47,360 2,004 6,013 55,377 20%
0 or 1 27 33,355 6,054 39,409 1,668 5,003 46,080 30 38,285 6,949 45,234 1,914 5,743 52,891 15%
HA's Proposed New Career Progression Structure for Doctors employed in April 2000
Proposed Structure : Pt 30,31,32,33,36,37,38,41(RS),42,44,44A,44B
% increase
in monthly
take home
pay
Under HA Proposed structure Under HA Current Structure

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