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BPSU Pushes For Salary Increases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – An admission from the financial secretary prompting BPSU to push for increases to public servants already at minimum wage. 

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – It was an admission from the financial secretary that’s prompting the Bahamas Public Services Union to push for an increase to public servants already at minimum wage. 

Union President Kimsley Ferguson says they’re trying to get government to reconsider its offer for public servants in this category.

Ferguson says the suggestion was made to Financial Secretary Simon Wilson.

He says the response was this would create irregularities, but he’s offering it be done in the form of increments.

This plea from the BPSU president comes as Bahamians continue to see rising costs of food, gas, and more recently the increase in power bills. 

During Thursday’s press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister, Wilson foreshadowed a potential recession could disrupt positive financial trends.

Wilson added that low-income families would be the most impacted. 

Ferguson says the suggestion was included in the counter proposal recently sent to the Ministry of Public Service as negotiations continue for a new industrial agreement. 

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