COLA: Good news for teachers; other public sector workers; details drop-Check
According to the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, it has successfully completed the design of mechanisms for the payment of the Conditions of Living Allowance (COLA) to all public sector employees.
COLA demands sparked weeks of labor agitation and strike action, forcing the government to pledge to repay workers 15% of their salary.
The workers said that increasing economic conditions had rendered their existing wages insufficient.
The government and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission were able to reduce the 20% demand to 15% beginning July 1.
Workers, on the other hand, have yet to be paid.
Benjamin Arthur, CEO of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, told JoyNews that payment will begin shortly.
“We are certain that the government will put it into action.” So no one should have any doubts. As quickly as possible. Recognizing the money in your pocket, we are working on a timeline, and I am certain that the government will make the precise date public within two to three weeks.
“That has been completed, and it must be relayed to organized labor.”