The Grenada government and a number of trade unions in the country have signed agreements on wage increases covering the next 3 years.
Labour Minister Oliver Joseph has announced that the Government Negotiating Team and 3 trade unions have signed new agreements for workers to receive increases of 3% in 2017, 3% in 2018 and 4% in 2019.
Minister Joseph told Tuesday’s post cabinet press briefing that the increase represents a figure of EC$22.9 million.
The government has also budgeted for a one-off payment of EC$5.9 million for workers for 2013 to 2016.
The Labour Minister explained that some workers will receive $1,000, while others on the job for a shorter period will receive $500.
“It’s $1,000, but if you’re working for less than a year, then you will get a lesser amount — you will get $500. You would not get the same amount as those who worked for more than a year.”