| November 21st, 2019 5:56 AM
Syrian civil servants get raise as currency loses value
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian president has issued a decree giving a monthly raise to all civilian and military state employees.
The decree gives 20,000 pounds, which is about $27, more a month to state employees. This comes at a time when the local currency has been losing some of its value in recent months.
The decree, issued on Thursday, also gives a raise of 16,000 pounds, or $23, to retired state employees.