Salary increase for civil servants
GOVERNMENT has offered civil servants a 10 percent salary increase with effect from July 1 and rescinded its decision to bar teachers from going on vacation leave.
Teachers, who were short-changed by the vacation leave ban will be paid cash in lieu of the accrued days effective from July, but in a staggered manner.
In addition, Government has also revived manpower development benefits, a move which will see civil servants going on study leave using their accrued vacation leave days.
The employer also agreed to reduce rentals on its houses to a figure which is not more than the housing allowances workers receive. The development saw union leaders under the Cecelia Alexander-led Apex Council rule out a planned strike by teachers, which was supposed to begin today.