Government to Disburse XCD 11.5 Million in Outstanding Back Pay to Public Servants

The Office of the Prime Minister has congratulated and thanked the six public sector unions that make up the Trade Union Federation [TUF] and the Government Negotiating Team [GNT] for the successful conclusion of wage negotiations, which resulted in two Collective Agreements for the periods 2016 – 2019 and 2019 – 2022 respectively. These Agreements included wage and salary increases.

Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre and the Cabinet of Ministers said they were happy to honour the two Collective Agreements although the conclusion of the negotiations predated the Pierre Administration and, despite the global economic challenges and inflationary pressures on government revenue.


The disbursement of outstanding back-pay for the period 2019 – 2022 which totals XCD 11.5 million for both active and non-active public servants commenced Thursday, March 23, 2023.

Public servants currently benefit from a 1% wage and salary increase which took effect in April 2022. And, in December 2022, active and non-active public servants collectively received XCD 6.8 million in back pay from the government.

A release from the Office of the Prime Minister stated that Pierre and the Cabinet of Ministers remain committed to working with the TUF to foster mutually respectful industrial relations to ensure stability and promote productivity in the public service.

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