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  • The Government has given an undertaking to make the second of three one-off payment of $25,000 per annum to public sector workers, in August.
  • The total payment will amount to $2.8 billion.
  • The Prime Minister said the administration has honoured its commitment to preserving the jobs of public sector workers, avoiding the distress of mass redundancy.

The Government has given an undertaking to make the second of three one-off payment of $25,000 per annum to public sector workers, in August this year.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, said the total payment, which forms part of an agreement reached between the Government and trade unions representing public sector workers, will amount to $2.8 billion.

Making her contribution to the 2014/15 Budget Debate in the House on April 29, the Prime Minister said the administration has honoured its commitment to preserving the jobs of public sector workers, avoiding the distress of mass redundancy

“We have also honoured our commitment to transforming the lives of our people through the removal of zinc fences, building roads, schools and refurbishing health centres,” she said.

Delivering her speech under the theme – ‘Going for Growth and Development: Working for the People’ –  the Prime Minister  noted as well, that grant funding has been provided for a wide range of projects across the country.