December 7, 2012
Public servants to be paid other 1.5 per cent after fiscal assessment

The country’s fiscal situation will be assessed by the end of June next year to inform the payment of the other 1.5 per cent salary increase owed to public servants.{{more}}

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves made the comment during his presentation of the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure in Parliament on Tuesday.

“With respect to the remaining one and one half percent salary increase, as soon as the fiscal and economic circumstances allow it, will be paid retroactive to January 2011,” he said.

The prime minister announced on October 26 that he was proposing to pay public servants half of the three per cent salary increase owed since January 2011.

Gonsalves, in his independence address, said his government would not have been able to facilitate the full payment, which would have amounted to $12 million.

“My government has to keep its solemn promise to pay them (public servants) the three per cent salary increase, due since 2011,” the prime minister said. (DD)