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Jun 9, 2021

D.P.M. says the Wage Cuts are Not Forever

Cordel Hyde

According to Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde, however, the enactment of a new pay scale is for legal purposes and does not affect government’s commitment to implement the wage cuts for a period of three years only.


Cordel Hyde, Deputy Prime Minister

“I imagine the lawyers who advice the government advised that we would have to take that route. But the commitment entirely is that it is not permanent. It is for the time being. The projection is for three years.  But the commitment to the Union is that we would revisit this annually to see whether we need continue with the cuts or whether we can pull back from that. Every six months the union side and the government side will meet and look over the numbers to make sure that we are doing what we are suppose to do. And if we are not doing what we are suppose to do, and being derailed, we can get back on track and focus on what we need to do to meet our targets. So it’s not permanent. It is for three years.”

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