Joint Unions’ Negotiating Team mostly in favour of salary deferral, except for the BNTU

There was another press release from government today regarding the proposed deferral of salary adjustments until 2017. According to the press release, the Office of the Prime Minister has received the formal response of the Joint Unions’ Negotiating Team to Government’s request for consideration of a deferral of the third tranche of the Salary Adjustment until April 2017. The release says, “The Association of Public Service Senior Managers (APSSM) voted yes to deferral, and so did the Public Service Union (PSU), but the Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) voted no, leading to a two to one split in favour of deferral. In view of the impasse among the Unions, the Prime Minister has asked for an urgent meeting to see if their differing positions can be reconciled and some common ground found.”

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