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Public sector pharmacists sign gov't wage deal

Published:Tuesday | April 19, 2016 | 8:38 AM

Public sector pharmacists have signed a wage deal with the government for the 2015/2017 contract period.

The group inked the two-year wage agreement at a signing ceremony at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service yesterday.

Under the agreement, public sector pharmacists will receive a four per cent salary increase for year one and three per cent in year two.

In his address, State Minister with Responsibility for the Public Service, Rudyard Spencer, said most of the more than 20 items submitted by the pharmacists in their wage claim were agreed upon, including travelling.

Spencer hailed the pharmacists for their service to the country and pledged that the Government would continue to improve benefits for them and other workers in the public sector.

He also thanked the pharmacists for their patience and understanding, especially in light of the government's economic programme with the International Monetary Fund.