The Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has promised public officers salary increases and the reinstatement of five percent in salaries which the party’s political leader said were taken from them some time ago.
Speaking at a “Victory for Change Rally” on the Newtown savannah on Sunday, UWP leader, Lennox Linton, described the matter as a “long standing injustice” that “needs to be addressed.”
According to him, some years ago as part of the austerity measures taken in Dominica, five percent was taken from the salaries of the public servants to be replaced “when things got better.”
He said a UWP government will give public servants the five percent back and he also promised a salary increase.
“And we came here tonight to claim victory for change,” Linton stated. “That victory for change will mean that when we will become the government within three months, we will make arrangements for the five percent taken from the public officers from this country. Not only are we going to ensure that you get a salary increase for the three years under negotiation, but the five percent that was taken from you years ago, will be reinstated.”
The UWP leader also added that this election is going to be a very “important” one for Dominica.
“One that is going to change the course of Dominica for a long time to come,” he stated.