A section of a press release distributed earlier this morning states:
“….employees must be mindful of the fact that our laws also remove the obligation on the part of the employer to remunerate an employee for services that the employee does not render during a strike or lockout. Government draws attention to these provisions to clarify and correct the misimpression that has been stated elsewhere and to remove any doubts which may exist. It is a fundamental principle that is enshrined in the term “no work, no pay”.
Some civil servants who are members of the Civil Service Association (CSA) have been on strike since Monday of this week. They are in disagreement over government’s four-percent wage increase offer. The CSA is pushing for a 9.5 percent increase.
Other union bodies representing civil servants have already agreed to the government’s offer.