Unions representing civil servants have now called for binding arbitration from an independent body on the settlement, and say that they will suspend discussions on modernisation – talks on reform and efficiency savings – until the situation is resolved.
In an abridged letter published in today’s JEP, Civil Service Staff Side, which is representing the views of both Prospect and Civil Service Unite, claim that the States have ignored provisions for a 1.5 per cent pay award for 2015 set out in the first Medium Term Financial Plan, repeatedly failed to negotiate on 2015 pay, attempted to award a zero per cent award for 2015 and made ‘veiled threats’ to jobs and services unless terms were accepted.
The organisation says that at a meeting earlier this year, the States tabled a two-year pay offer of one per cent for 2016 and nought per cent for 2015, or some combination for both years that did not exceed one per cent.
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