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Government to meet with public sector groups that have not signed wage deal

Published:Monday | March 14, 2016 | 3:04 PM
Minister of State with responsibility for the Public Service, Rudyard Spencer says 98 per cent of civil servants and their unions have signed the agreement.

Minister of State with responsibility for the Public Service, Rudyard Spencer, says his first order of business will be to complete negotiations with the public sector groups that are yet to sign the Government’s Heads of Agreement for the 2015/17 contract period.

Spencer says 98 per cent of civil servants and their unions have signed the agreement.

Public sector workers who have inked the deal have received a seven-per cent increase in wages along with negotiated benefits.

Spencer says he will be meeting the team at the ministry to appraise himself of the progress of the wage negotiations.

The state minister says he will then meet with the groups that have not yet signed on to the agreement.

He emphasised the need for partnership in advancing the interest of the public sector and said the ministry will work with the groups to find solutions and move forward.

The state minister was speaking with JIS News after a special staff meeting at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service recently.