ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, January 23, 2016 - GIS: The Government Negotiating Team met with the leadership of the Public Workers Union (PWU) and the Technical and Allied Workers Union (TAWU) on Friday, January 20th.
While the overall tone of the meeting was cordial and the parties agreed in principle on increases to base salaries of 3% increase for 2017 and 2018 and 4% for 2019, amounting to a total of $22.9 million, the parties differed on the amount to be received by workers as part of Government's one-off payment proposal to workers in recognition of the shared sacrifice over the period 2013 to 2016.
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