PN promises to improve public sector wages
A nationalist government will revise public sector wage scales, PN said on Friday.
Nationalist MP Joseph Ellis said the party promises to make public sector wages more attractive and more in line with market realities today.
He did not give more details on the salary increase.
The party is also proposing that better performance bonuses for public sector workers be introduced while work experience and on-the-job training will be recognized for career progression.
The party would also ensure that collective agreements are concluded three months before their expiration date.
“We want to encourage a culture of meritocracy and also encourage public servants to improve their position and provide better service to the public,” Ellis said.
Election candidate Ivan Castillo said more transparency and structure is needed when it comes to public service transfers. The PN, he said, would ensure this is done digitally with a new online system.
The party is committed to being more family-friendly, with new measures for childcare and parents.
PN MP Karl Gouder said the PN was looking for new ways to promote flexibility in the public workplace.
One option being considered would allow public workers to use part of their sick leave allowance to look after other people at home.
The PN believes that the current cap of 16 hours of urgent leave should be reviewed.
Finally, the party is also proposing the realization of a pilot project to find ways to promote and facilitate physical exercise and mental health well-being at work.
This, Gouder said, would help the government become an “equal opportunity employer”.
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