BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS (CUOPM) – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has announced the restoration of increments in January 2014 and a 10 percent increase in salary and wages over the next three years for Federal Civil Servants in St. Kitts and Nevis.
A four percent wage increase will take immediate effect in January 2014 to be followed by 3% increases in 2015 and 2016.
“Similar adjustments will be made to the pension payments of retired Civil Servants,” Prime Minister Douglas said in this Budget Address Tuesday afternoon.
He noted that over the last three years there have been a lot of sacrifices made in the public sector particularly among Civil Servants who bonded with the Government in order to pursue the fiscal consolidation agenda.
“Mr. Speaker, I am referring to the courageous and bold partnership we formed as employee and employer to make a success story of our expenditure control measures. I am sure you can remember growin...