His Worship Pt. Ubraj Narine yesterday announced a 10 per cent increase in wages and salaries of the workers attached to the Municipality of Georgetown.
Mayor Narine made this disclosure to the media at his first press briefing for the year. He highlighted that the Council deliberated and approved, with the technical advice of the Treasury and Finance Committee, a proposal for a five per cent retroactive increase from January to December 2021. He also stated that the staff will benefit from an additional five per cent increase from 2022 which accounts for a total of ten per cent increase in wages and salaries for all categories of workers.
His Worship noted that the staff of the Municipality did not receive increases in salaries in 2019 or 2020 and stated that this increase comes at a time when the cost of living continues to rise and market prices for basic food items have sharply increased over the last two years.
The Mayor indicated that he was assured by the Town Clerk (ag) Candace Nelson that these increases will be applied by the 15th of this month and the spreadsheets are currently being prepared for processing.