04 June 2015
The Public Service Unions are
demanding the implementation of the 7% wage increase or there is no agreement.
Last month government and the
public sector unions reached an agreement of 7% but government wants to
implement a 6.4% wage hike, explaining that it paid 6% extra during the last
The unions said failure to
implement the 7% agreement will leave labour with no option but to withdraw
from the entire agreement.
The unions Basil Manuel says
as unions we are very unhappy, in fact, we are happy with what we see as a
deliberate ploy by the employer to deceive us, mislead us and when they had
known all along they want to pull the stunt.
“As unions we are adamant that
we signed an agreement for a 7% and we are not going to accept anything less
than the 7%.
Our members will feel that we
deceived them, and we will not do that, we have been deceived by the employer
who is now quoting from an agreement that has lapsed already," Manuel added.
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