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Jul 15, 2014

No Salary Adjustment for KHMH Staff…

There’s a lot of movement in the health giant, certainly at the highest level. And with the investigation, there are suggestions that there may be more. But tonight there is also bad news for the six hundred employees of the K.H.M.H.  In July public officers and teachers received a six percent salary adjustment, retroactive to April. But the employees of the K.H.M.H. didn’t. Today, Cansino told us why, and what they’re doing about it.


Chandra Nisbet – Cansino, Chair, KHMH Board of Governors

“I am made to understand that a discussion was made with the union and the members of those who will be receiving the increase. I understand that they actually and I stand to be corrected that the unions actually ask that the K.H.M.H. staff be excluded because that will increase the amount because remember that there is a certain amount that is being divided by a certain amount of employees. We have about six hundred employees. So the fact is yes they are not included in the automatic increase of public officers, we were made aware of that pretty soon after the decision was made or after the meeting was held. So the board took the initiative to write to the minister of finance that the K.H.M.H. be included in the increase.”


Mike Rudon

“But the staff of the K.H.M.H. they are public officers?”


Chandra Nisbet – Cansino

Chandra Nisbet Cansino

“They are public officers but we are a statutory body and I understand that no statutory body is included in the automatic increase, it is for the public officers. So Karl Heusner is in a very unique position that while we get a significant subvention form the ministry and that goes primarily to staffing and paying our wage bull. It seems that we are a statutory body and hence we are not included in the public officers that fall under the government.”


Mike Rudon

“Has there been a response from the ministry of finance?”


Chandra Nisbet – Cansino

“No that letter was sent last week and we have received a response yet.”


Salary adjustments for public officers are expected to kick in this month. 

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