Gov’t to settle its back pay to public workers; PWA happy with outcome

Gov’t to settle its back pay to public workers; PWA happy with outcome
Police Welfare Association President Martin James
Police Welfare Association President Martin James

Today, Monday, May 6 was the date given for the payment of back pay to public workers as negotiated – and the Police Welfare Association (PWA) has welcomed the news.

Its president, Corporal Martin James, said he is satisfied that his actions and that of the executive of the PWA, in steering the membership to accept the government’s four-percent salary increase offer, resulted in a win-situation for officers.

James said he is relieved that the fight for his members is over with just several days away from receiving their promised back pay. The Ministry of the Public Service had informed the union that the payment would be delayed due to accounting issues that needed ironing out.

According to Corporal James, the PWA may not have had the support of the entire membership in its decision to accept the four percent increase with conditions, however all officers will benefit from the settlement, especially with the risk allowance.

The fallout from the protracted negotiations seems to have affected the PWA’s relationship with the Trade Union Federation (TUF).

In response to this, James said the time will come for full disclosure on his part, but for now, he believes in the unified stand the TUF provides workers.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. What do you mean by other civil servants. Please do not confuse the two. There are public servants and civil servants. Civil servants work in government offices.

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  2. What do you mean by other civil servants. Please do not confuse the two. There are public servants and civil servants. Civil servants work in goverment offices.

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  3. First of all they applauded people who went to work who put country first and commit themselves and did not even ask for wage freeze and yet still peter paying for paul
    (PAPISHOW)

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  4. i think its disrespect no one addressing the teachers or csa as to the position with back pay everyone is quiet.There was a man who claimed over radio St.lucians take moo moo pills mmmmmmmm smh

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  5. when will teachers receive their backpay?
    mr. julian monrose has become very silent...why

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