The government has tabled an improved salary offer for civil servants during Friday’s National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) meeting, the Apex Council has said.
While the new proposed salary scales could not immediately be established, union leaders said they will consult members before deciding whether or not to accept the offer.
The Apex Council, which represents civil servants, said in a communiqué:
There has been some tangible progress in the discussions. The National Joint Negotiating Council meeting (on Friday) agreed to adjourn to Monday 16 December 2020 to further consult their constituencies on an improved offer brought forth by the employer.
Earlier this week, the government offered public sector workers a 40 per cent salary increment which they immediately rejected, instead, demanding at least US$500 or its equivalent in RTGS dollars.