PM speaks on timeline for public officers to get their increments
The National Trade Union Congress President Luke Martinez called out Government yesterday for the sluggish pace in which public officers’ and teachers’ salary increments will be reinstated. As you will remember, the ten percent cut was discontinued but the increments remain frozen. In the wake of the fuel allowance increase for the Prime Minister and salaries for members of the judiciary have been increased, the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, John Briceño was asked for a definitive timeline for when those increments will be unfrozen. He provided an update on that.
Hon. John Briceño, Prime Minister of Belize: “Well we are going to be meeting with the unions soon an we have been talking about the reinstating of increments. We’ve been saying well under what we settled on the last time was that we’re going to hold the 10% cut for three years, we did it for one year. We said we’re going to do increments for three years we’re prepared to do it on the third years so we have been acting in good faith with the public officers and we believe they’re our partners and we want to o as best as we possibly can to be able to work with them.”