Grenada Broadcasting Network

18th May 2024

  

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Not much information was forthcoming from the public sector unions GTAWU and the PWU on Tuesday, as they met for the third round of talks with government over wage and salary increases.

Meanwhile government says talks have stalled, resulting in an early wrap on discussions.

The meeting was held at cabinet room.

The unions, according to a media release from Government, are insisting on a near 25% increase in pay, without providing a shred of written justification for their demands.

Economic Development Minister Oliver Joseph is heading the Governments negotiation team.

The demands, according to Government, will increase its expenditure on salaries by more than $90 million over the next three-year contract cycle.

Leadership from the Technical and Allied Workers Union and the Public Workers Union, were represented at the discussions.

TAWU President Andre Lewis says not much can be said at this point.

PWU President Rachael Roberts was tight-lipped about specifics, but says the union stands ready to address any and all concerns which may arise.

As it stands the offer on the table from Government, is 2020 – 1%, 2021 – 1.5%; 2022 – 1.5%; and 2023 – 2%, while the union is requesting  7% for 2020, 8% for 2021, and in 2022 – 8%.

 

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