Sta­te re­ti­rees will al­so re­cei­ve 25% rai­se

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

About 25,000 sta­te re­ti­rees will re­cei­ve a 25% as pro­mi­sed by the govern­ment. But they will not the rai­se si­mul­ta­neous­ly as the govern­ment has di­vi­ded its re­ti­red work­for­ce in 3 groups. The first group will re­cei­ve the rai­se on No­vem­ber 15, the se­cond group will get its rai­se on De­cem­ber 15 and the third group is sche­du­led to re­cei­ve the rai­se in Fe­bru­a­ry or March. Af­ter the sta­te em­ploy­ees re­cei­ved a 25% rai­se in Sep­tem­ber, the sta­te re­ti­rees ma­de it clear that they we­re al­so en­tit­led to a 25% rai­se.

The chair­wo­man of the As­so­ci­a­ti­on of Sta­te Re­ti­rees (BBGO), Re­na­te Wou­denBhug­wand­ass, poin­ted out that Pre­si­dent De­si Bou­ter­se de­ci­ded to di­vi­de the re­ti­red work­for­ce in 3 groups be­cau­se the govern­ment could not cough up so much mo­ney out­right. She al­so poin­ted out that re­ti­red tea­chers must al­so re­cei­ve the 2017 re­va­lu­a­ti­on with re­tro­ac­ti­ve ef­fect and that sta­te re­ti­rees are al­so en­tit­led to the pur­cha­sing po­wer boost. Wou­den ad­ded that the pen­si­on plan of a group of sta­te re­ti­rees still has not been ta­ken ca­re of and that sta­te of­fi­ci­als pro­mi­sed to ad­dress the is­sue soon be­cau­se it plays an im­por­tant role in the month­ly pay­ment of sta­te pen­si­ons. The chair­wo­man ap­plau­ded the pre­si­dent for mee­ting with the union and for lis­te­ning to the pro­blems be­fo­re in­di­ca­ting that he would find so­lu­ti­ons. Ac­cor­ding to Wou­den, the BBGO will hold a union mee­ting next week to in­form the union mem­bers of the pre­si­dent’s pro­po­sals.

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