In a National Joint Negotiating Council meeting with the Apex Council yesterday, Government offered to increase salaries for all civil servants by 15 percent starting in July.
Speaking to journalists Apex Council secretary general Mr David Dzatsunga confirmed the salary increase offer which is a five percent increase from last week’s 10% offer. However, Apex council president Mrs Cecilia Alexander said they hope Government will increase their salaries above the Poverty Datum Line. Said Alexander:
The Apex council, while appreciating this gesture, is still urging Government to improve the offer to a level above the Poverty Datum Line. Apex council wishes to advise its members that dialogue is ongoing.