Bernews has been informed by reliable sources that the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] membership may have agreed during a meeting this afternoon [Mar 30] to an increase of approximately $1,078 per year for all most grades, working out to an average of 1.5% for a $70,000 annual salary.
The existing BPSU contract ran out in September 2009, and negotiations began in early 2009. These negotiations were to determine salaries for the one-year period October 2009 to September 2010.
Bernews understands that the salary increase decision will see pay backdated to October 2009.
The meeting was held at the New Testament Church of God Hall, Dundonald Street, Hamilton. Bernews was informed that Civil Servants packed the Hall and overflowed its seat capacity, with some standing.
The BPSU has a membership of over 3,400. It represents all white-collar Civil Servants and many Government Quangos [BHC, BHB, WEDCO, BLDC] as well as some professionals and semi-professionals in the private sector. The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] represents other Government blue-collar workers.
This information has not been confirmed by any official sources.
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