The union representing close to 12,000 public servants has put new salaries proposals on the table for Government to consider.
The National Union of Public Workers, which met recently for the first time with senior officials in the Ministry of the Civil Service, is asking for an eight per cent hike in the first year and two per cent in the second.
“These were only exploratory talks. The ministry would have looked at what we proposed and considered the state of the economy and additional industrial relations items we had put on the table. A group of ministry officials involved in the process, would now go away and look at costing,”