Wages hike push
THE MINISTER OF FINANCE is proud to have slashed the deficit in half but thousands of public workers are far from happy with his new Budget.
And the umbrella body representing from teachers and fire officers to doctors and lawmen is demanding that Government returns to the negotiating table to talk about salary increases.
Having had a civil service pay freeze for the past five years, the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations (CTUSAB) is demanding Government sit down and talk with it about increases for public officers because of the devastating effect Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler’s austere policies, which have included the thousands of layoffs, cutbacks and budget cuts to ministries and statutory corporations.
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