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  • Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, says the Government is committed to honouring its obligations to Public Sector workers.
  • Among these are: the annual performance increment of 2.5 per cent; the third tranche of the Health Sector reclassification; and the final one-off payment to each Public Sector worker in the amount of $25,000, arising from the 2012/15 Heads of Agreement.
  • He was delivering the 2015-2016 Throne Speech, on Thursday, February 19, at Gordon House under the theme: ‘Partnership for Development: Inclusive Growth…Expanding Opportunities’.

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, says the Government is committed to honouring its obligations to Public Sector workers.

Among these are:  the annual performance increment of 2.5 per cent; the third tranche of the Health Sector reclassification;  and the final one-off payment to each Public Sector worker in the amount of $25,000, arising from the 2012/15 Heads of Agreement.

“We will honour the payment of all arrears to various public sector groups, from previous settlements, such as our fire-fighters, education officers, correctional officers and medical officers,” the Governor-General said.

He was delivering the 2015-2016 Throne Speech, on Thursday, February 19, at Gordon House under the theme: ‘Partnership for Development: Inclusive Growth…Expanding Opportunities’.

The Governor-General pointed out that the present Heads of Agreement with public sector workers will come to an end on March 31, 2015, and while the Government has already signalled its intention not to ask workers for another period of wage freeze, “the Wage to GDP, as legislated, must be met by 2016/2017.”

He commended the resilience of members of the Public Service during the implementation of Government policies and expressed thanks for their understanding and cooperation during the period of wage restraint.