ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA Monday, March 17, 2014: The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance met today with a delegation led by the Presidents of the major public sector unions: Public Workers Union, Grenada Union of Teachers and Grenada Technical and Allied Workers Union; to update them on the status of the third installment of retroactive payment which was scheduled to be paid on February 28, 2014.
Mrs. Beryl Isaac, Chairman of the Government Negotiating Team also attended the meeting.
The Ministry of Finance informed the unions that based on current efforts, it hopes to be in a position to make the payment by mid-April 2014. However, this is not a certainty. The unions were given the assurance that the payment of the third installment will be made by June 2014.
The Ministry of Finance also informed the Unions’ leadership that in light of the delay in the payment of the third installment, the fourth and final installment scheduled for May 2014 may need to be rescheduled. The new payment date will be confirmed in due course and in a timely manner.
Both sides agreed to meet monthly to discuss this and other issues of mutual interest.
The Government of Grenada reaffirms its commitment to meet its obligations to public officers, teachers, police officers and prison officers. Furthermore, Government thanks all its employees for their patience and understanding in this very challenging period.