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Salary Reductions Considered

Hon. Donovan Ebanks, MBE, JP, Deputy Governor & Head of the Civil Service

As part of government's continuing efforts to develop the 2009-10 budget, officials are considering a 2 per cent reduction in salaries for public servants making more than $3,000 per month.

Those civil servants would receive, in return, four days paid leave to be taken by 30 June 2010.

Chief Secretary the Hon. Donovan Ebanks, MBE, JP, said the temporary measure would go into effect in October 2009 and conclude in June 2010, the end of government's financial year.

The reduction would not apply to public servants who make $3,000 per month or less, or to persons employed as classroom teachers on a daily basis by the Education Department.

The Chief Secretary's Office will issue more information on this proposal early next week.


For further information contact: Lennon Christian