04 February 2016
The States Employment Board (SEB) has made a final pay offer to the States of Jersey workforce.
The board has offered to allocate an amount equivalent to 1% of the total current States of Jersey pay bill as a negotiated settlement for the years 2015 and 2016.
The employer’s preference is for the money to be awarded as a 1% pay increase in 2016.
This offer has been put to the public sector unions. Employer representatives and public sector unions have been negotiating to find a settlement which is reasonable for employees and can be achieved within agreed funding limits.
The pay offer reflects the savings which need to be made across departments, the need to stay within the cash limits set by the States Assembly as part of the Medium Term Financial Plan and the need to minimise job losses across the organisation.
The Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst said “In our financial plan for Jersey we are prioritising spending on health, education and infrastructure while balancing our books by 2019. This means that we are having to look carefully at the allocation of existing spend and manage the States of Jersey wage bill.”