The list of members comprising the Government Negotiating Team (GNT) has been revealed by Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony.
The members of the GNT committee include: Chairman Chester Hinkson, Director of Finance Francis Fontenelle, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Development Tracy Polius, Permanent Secretary in the Public Service MinistryPhillip Dalsou and former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Eustace Monrose.
The prime minister has said that he want negotiations to start as quickly as possible. He therefore promised to address whatever problem is causing the delay and that he will meet shortly with the chairman of the GNT to have the issues discussed and rectified.
The public service ministry is currently preparing a schedule to include all public sector unions to start discussions regarding the proposed wage cut through the GNT, a senior government official has said. These discussions are likely to commence within one week’s time, the source added.
Discussions are expected to last two weeks after the commencement of negotiations.
The government has proposed a five per cent wage cut which most majority of public sector unions have rejected.