General secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Richard Green is maintaining the union’s calls for increased wages for public workers.
However, retired permanent secretary in the Ministry of Labour Elsworth Young and council member of the Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC), Gail Springer, say a wages and salaries hike could only lead to more negative impacts.
They are also adamant that productivity has to be increased if more pay is to be provided.
“If you want to retain jobs in the public service you have to produce, that is the reality. The pensions and Government wages bills are climbing all the time,” Young said. (TG)
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