The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission has revealed not all public sector workers would benefit from the market premium quota.
The Teachers and Education Workers Union (TEWU) has listed the issue of market premiums among others as a source of worry to the group since their migration onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
But the Director of Finance and Administration at the Commission, Joseph Gadikor, said TEWU should be discussing matters relating to retention allowance instead.
He added that “the Commission has resolved all their issues so we do not understand and it was agreed that only 11 out of the 22 classes of workers in the university will be given a market premium so we do not understand their request.”
According to the FWSC, market premium is a monetary incentive paid to attract and retain critical skills in short supply within the economy.
The rationale for the payment is to enable the public service compete favourably with the private sector.