Tag Archives: public service

Jamaican public sector workers agitate for promised compensation overhaul

Thousands of public sector employees staged disruptions, strikes last week to pressure govt. to fulfill promised compensation restructuring  KINGSTON, JAMAICA — Public sector workers have been increasing pressure on the government to follow through on its promised compensation overhaul for the sector, with thousands of employees staging disruptions like walking off their jobs last week.…
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Saba adjusts salary of two groups of civil servants’ due to rising inflation

Group of civil servants found to be earning less than monthly amount needed to cover cost of living  THE BOTTOM, SABA — In a groundbreaking move, the government of Saba has agreed to a salary adjustment for a few dozen workers whose monthly pay was not enough to cover their basic costs of living. This…
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Poor compensation directly tied to Jamaica’s brain drain

Minister Clarke says inadequate compensation a serious challenge for hiring and retaining talent in public sector  KINGSTON, JAMAICA — Brain drain continues to present a major challenge for the Jamaican government, said Minister of Finance and the Public Service Nigel Clarke recently, with a low level of pay being cited as a major contributing factor.…
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Compensation overhaul in the works for Jamaican public service

Changes expected to take effect April 1; Minister Clarke says employees might actually see higher net pay as result  KINGSTON, JAMAICA — The government plans to implement major changes in public sector compensation as of next month, according to Minister of Finance and the Public Service Nigel Clarke. During debate on the 2022/23 budget in…
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