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Dominican PM announces wage increase for civil servants as election campaign heats up

Published:Friday | December 5, 2014 | 10:12 AM

Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced a five per cent wage increase for public servants.



He says the increase was made possible because of pledges by two governments to provide budgetary support for Dominica.



Skerrit, campaigning for the December 8 general election, told a meeting of his ruling Dominica Labour Party this week that he had already informed government negotiators.



Skerrit said that the pledge from un-named friendly governments had come at a time when his administration was unable to increase its offer and the country could not afford an increase in expenditure.



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