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Good move to fast-track pensions...now for wage increases

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dear Editor,

I would like to give a thumbs up to the Government, specifically the Ministry of Finance and the Accountant General's Department, for the plans to fast-track the processing of pensions to one month after the last pay cheque.

We are living in the 21st century now, so the Government and its agencies should keep up with modern times in an attempt to satisfy the needs of the public and consumers in general.

Notwithstanding this move, the Government should pay civil servants properly. They should get no less than a 15 per cent increase on the salaries. The Government can find the money, it has been collecting how much money from amnesties and different surcharges over the years. They find money when they want to.

 

Kirk Nugent

St Andrew