22 Sep 2009

Trade Disputes panel in Solomon Islands meets with Public Employees Union

11:08 am on 22 September 2009

Salary increases for some public servants will be discussed before the Trade Disputes Panel in Solomon Islands today.

The National Teachers Association has signed a deal with government agreeing to a four-point-five percent increase in salaries that will be backdated to January this year, and another five percent in January next year.

It initially asked for a 18-point-one percent increase.

The offer will be extended to other public sector workers.

But the Public Employees Union failed to reach an agreement in its negotiations with the government.

Its General Secretary, Paul Belande, would not comment before the issue is heard before the Trade Dispute Tribunal this morning.