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Tag archive for ‘salary cuts’
By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Audit Chamber: cut in vacation allowance is unlawful

PHILIPSBURG — Not paying civil servants their full vacation allowance is unlawful, the General Audit Chamber’s chairlady ad-interim Sheryl Peterson writes in a letter to Finance Minister Ardwell Irion. More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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New rules for payroll support

PHILIPSBURG – In a press release dated June 23 the Ministry of Finance has announced new rules for payroll support; they are retroactively effective per June 1. The new rules follow the recommendation by financial More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 19th, 2020
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MP Buncamper questions salary cut of Towers at Mullet Bay employees

PHILIPSBURG — On Friday, June 19, 2020, Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper sent a letter to the Minister of TEATT, (Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunications and Transportation) Ludmila de Weever, More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 15th, 2020
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Duncan: Cut the school subsidies by 12,5% and leave the schools alone (VIDEO)

PHILIPSBURG — In a personal interview with StMaartenNews.com, Chairman of the Board of the St. Maarten Academy PSVE (Preparatory Secondary Vocational Education) Roland E. Duncan called on the government to More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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Unions still at odds with government over salary cuts

PHILIPSBURG – The labor unions and the Council of Ministers still have not reached an agreement about the 12.5 cut in the labor conditions for civil servants – a requirement for receiving continued financial More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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Union wants forensic audit at TelEm reinstated

PHILIPSBURG – TelEm’s top managers paid themselves hefty bonuses in December of last year, union-leader Ludson Evers confirmed to StMaartenNews.com. While there was an agreement about a bonus of 50 percent More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Telem sends letter to union; all salaries to be cut by 12,5%

~ TelEm threatens collective layoffs if no agreement with the union can be reached ~ POND ISLAND — In a letter dated June 1, 2020, CEO of the Sint Maarten Telecommunication Operating Company N.V. (TelEm), More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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What is reasonable?

By Hilbert Haar Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs has appealed to labor unions to be more reasonable in their approach to the government since it has become clear that said unions are squarely opposed to the looming More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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No protection for civil servants against lower salaries

PHILIPSBURG – Now that the government has accepted the Kingdom’s conditions for liquidity support, the salaries of civil servants and politicians are up for review: a 25 percent cut in the remuneration of politicians More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, May 17th, 2020
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An unthinkable scenario

By Hilbert Haar The conditions attached to the provision of continued liquidity support have put the government in a rather awkward position. Demanding a 25 percent salary cut for ministers and parliamentarians More...