No extension for Civil Service pay cuts in Budget, Premier says – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS PODCAST

No extension for Civil Service pay cuts in Budget, Premier says

David Burt, the Premier (File photograph)

A 10 per cent public sector pay cut last year will not be extended in the 2021-22 Budget, the Premier revealed tonight.

David Burt wrote on twitter: “We are most proud to recognise the sacrifice of public sector workers by presenting a budget that does not ask them for an additional year of the 10% pay reduction”.

https://twitter.com/BermudaPremier/status/1365069885169168392

Curtis Dickinson, the finance minister, revealed last May that loss of government revenue coupled with extra debt run up to cope with the effects of Covid-19 would require concessions from the public sector.

Public sector unions were asked to consider a 10 per cent cut for one year, along with a freeze on contributions to Social Insurance and the Superannuation Pension Fund, so that workers would not see a drop in their take-home pay.

The move was accepted by Bermuda Industrial Union, the Bermuda Public Services Union and the Bermuda Union of Teachers, but faced opposition from organisations such as the Police Officers Association.

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published February 25, 2021 at 7:28 pm (Updated February 25, 2021 at 7:29 pm)

No extension for Civil Service pay cuts in Budget, Premier says

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon