DATE: February 26, 2014 NO. 13/2014
3RD INSTALLMENT OF RETROACTIVE PAYMENTS TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND TEACHERS DEFERRED
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA Wednesday, February 26, 2014:The Government of Grenada wishes to inform all Public Officers, Teachers, Police Officers, Prison Officers and the general public that there will be a delay in the payment of the third installment of retroactive payment to Public Officers, Teachers, Police Officers and Prison Officers which was scheduled for February 28, 2014.
While the process of preparation for payment is almost completed, Government is mobilizing external funding which has not yet arrived.
All unions and welfare associations were informed of this situation early Tuesday February 25th, 2014.
The total cost of this installment of retroactive payment is $12M. This third installment will bring the total retroactive payment to $30 million with Government having paid $18 million in 2013.
Government will provide an update on this payment byMarch 17th, 2014.
The Government of Grenada expresses its appreciation to the unions and their members for their cooperation and understanding on this matter.
Finally, Government affirms its commitment to meet all obligations to Public Officers, Teachers, Police Officers and Prison Officers.