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Union demand ridiculous, says Sayed-Khaiyum

Aqela Susu
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

ACTING Prime Minister, Attorney-General and Minister for Civil Service Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum yesterday questioned unions on why Government had to consult them before increasing the meal allowance for civil servants.

While speaking at a consultation on the civil service reforms to civil servants at the Vunimono Hall in Nausori yesterday, Mr Sayed- Khaiyum said it was ridiculous that unions demanded that Government needed to consult them first before increasing the allowance last month.

The Government increased the meal allowance for civil servants from $9 to $20. "It's ridiculous because when we put out for example the meal allowance from $9 to $20, we had unions saying that yes, it's good but they should have asked us first. Why?" Mr Sayed- Khaiyum asked.

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