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2015-17 gov't wage offer still unsigned by some public sector workers — Spencer

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2017 | 4:09 PM
State Minister with responsibility for the Public Service Ruddy Spencer.

State Minister with responsibility for the Public Service Ruddy Spencer says a minor group of public sector workers have still not accepted the Government’s 2015-2017 wage offer.

In his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in Parliament yesterday, Spencer told the House that 99 per cent of civil servants and their unions inked the deal, which saw public sector workers receiving a seven per cent wage increase.

He disclosed that discussions are still ongoing with the remaining one per cent of government workers.

According to Spencer, the workers represent four groups within central and local Government.

The 2015-2017 wage deal expired at the end of March.

 

State Minister in the Finance Minister Ruddy Spencer

Meanwhile, the State Minister said during the last contract period, the industrial climate within the public sector remained stable and harmony was maintained at 97 per cent.

Spencer says it's expected that with continued dialogue industrial relationships will be maintained at this high level.