After some back and forth, the government and the labor unions on strike have decided to pay all public sector employees a 15 percent cost of living stipend.
The government and organized labor have not yet reached an agreement on the percentage for the cost-of-living allowance (COLA).
According to sources with JoyNews, the parties have been trapped in the crunch meeting for several hours and have not yet reached an agreement on a percentage.
Intermittent caucus sessions on projected government-side percentages have been the source of the delay.
However, JoyNews has learned that the Unions are still adamant about their demand for a 20 percent COLA.