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Some Judiciary members upset over non-payment of retro money

Published:Monday | August 25, 2014 | 12:35 PM

Some members of the judiciary are upset that the Government has failed to honour its promise to pay over millions of dollars in retroactive sums this month.

They say while they have received a long-awaited 10 per cent salary increase for the period 2011-2014, retroactive sums for the period 2009-2011 are still outstanding.

In July, the Regulations Committee of Parliament approved the payment of $260 million to cover retroactive sums for the period 2009-2011.

However, personnel in the judiciary say the money has not been paid and no explanation has been forthcoming from the Government.

They saysthey are growing tired of the government’s tardiness.

According to them, the non-payment of the retroactive money is hampering the financial position of some members of the judiciary.

It is against that background they are calling for the matter to be addressed urgently.



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