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Government to begin talks with union

Published: Wednesday February 1, 2012 | 9:05 am with audio | Comments 0
Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for the Public Service, Horace Dalley - File.
Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for the Public Service, Horace Dalley - File.

The Government is to hold another round of talks with public sector unions on February 23, as it seeks to reach an agreement for the 2010/2012 contract period.

Yesterday, Horace Dalley, the minister with responsibility for the public service, met with union leaders and other members of the Public Sector Monitoring Committee.

A statement from the finance ministry said Dalley reiterated the administrationís commitment to participating in dialogue , to solve the public sector welfare issues.

The ministry also said union representatives updated the ministry on outstanding issues relating to the 2010/2012 salary agreement.

The issues include matters relating to Pension Reform, Reclassification and
Tax Reform.

Last Tuesday, the Government re-tabled the Green Papers for Tax Reform and Pension Reform.

Dalley said meetings of the Joint Select Committee of Parliament will shortly be reconvened to examine those issues.

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