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Gov’t To Change Gratuity Payment Scheme

The St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party is hurling more accusations of bad governance against the government, this time the Opposition is claiming that the government has cut civil servants’ gratuity by 50%.Labour parliamentarian Marcella Liburd said the government had “callously” slashed the amount of gratuity due to retiring public servants and had done so unbeknownst to the workers.

“Just recently the Government arbitrarily decided that all gratuities for workers will be cut by 50 percent, from 20 percent to 10 percent. Just arbitrarily; again, no previous discussion with workers, when you go for your gratuity that’s when you are being told, well your gratuity is now… it’s not at 20 percent you get but at 10 percent.

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