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Gov't identifies money to cover increased salaries for public sector workers

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2015 | 10:09 PM
Phillips ... did not give a date for the start of the disbursements although some unions expect the payments to begin at the end of the month.

Finance Minister, Dr Peter Phillips, says his ministry has provided the money to cover increased salaries for public sector workers as part of their new wage agreement. 

But speaking this morning on Cliff Hughes Online on Power 106 FM, Phillips said the ministry is awaiting certain information from ministries and departments before the respective payments are made. 

Phillips did not give a date for the start of the disbursements although some unions expect the payments to begin at the end of the month.

 

Finance Minister, Dr Peter Phillips

In August, the government signed a wage deal which will see most of its workers getting a seven per cent increase in basic salaries over two years. 

However, some public sector unions have complained that since August, there has been no word from the government on when workers will start getting their new salaries. 

The 2015-2017 wage agreement, which was signed in August, replaced a wage freeze that expired in March.