he government is likely to pay public sector workers their long overdue back pay on referendum day.
This week’s Cabinet spokesperson Melford Nicholas says the Minister of Finance Prime Minister Gaston Browne has succeeded in negotiating a $5 million dollar loan to pay one month’s back pay to civil servants only.
This means that established workers will therefore likely be paid by Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The amount is expected to cover one month’s back pay.
Nicholas however could not speak to whether it was the final settlement for all unions, since it was previously reported that some unions settled for 2 and not three months.
The government has also promised to make further announcements, on the amounts and the dates on which other government workers will be paid.