Owed Public Sector Workers To Expect Pay January 31


The Government has agreed to make available to the treasury, the amount of $3.4 million to settle outstanding payments owing to public sector and contractual workers.

Discussed in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the government agreed that disbursements will be paid on January 31, 2020 to the following:

a. Central Board of Health Workers will be paid up to $500,000 in overtime payments due to them;

b. Quarry Workers who await their overtime payments will be satisfied up to $250,000;

c. Customs Officers will be paid overtime payments due, up to $1,000,000;

d. Clarevue Hospital Workers will be paid from $250,000 set aside for monies owed;

e. Carnival Prize Winners will be paid from $250,000 set aside;

f. Pan Competition Winners will be paid from $150,000 set aside;

g. National Solid Waste Management Authority workers and contractors will be paid from amounts totaling $1,000,000.

According to the chief of staff Lionel Hurst, the payments will be made to, “workers and artistes, who are owed primarily for overtime and allowances and prizes.”

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  1. So wait what happen to Ministry of Information, calling out Melford Nicholas & the PS – we are still awaiting our back pay of 10yrs and counting… what is going on , this thing seems like it has been swept under the carpet again, we won our case at the industrial court and cabinet approved payout .. so where is the payout thus far, why is the minister deflecting and the PS deflecting question when been queried about this long outstanding issue… We want our pay , we to have needs, other person enjoyed their increases back then but we were left hanging without the increase … please please we need our money …

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