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13th August 2019, 20:35

​The Government extends unequivocal support to all workers within MOD Gibraltar against austerity pay

The Government has lent its unequivocal support to all workers within MOD Gibraltar. The Chief Minister has also pledged to personally raise the issue with Ministers in London.

The Government says it also extends its support to the Gibraltar Defence Police and the Royal Gibraltar Regiment who have been equally impacted by the austerity measures introduced by the UK government in 2010.

As a result, it says, the real pay of these individuals has fallen significantly in real terms, with the impact in Gibraltar made worse because of the economic growth here.

It urges the MOD to engage with the Unions to find a solution to bridge this gap in an amicable and equitable manner.

Fabian Picardo claims historically the Rock has really turned a corner when employees seek parity of wages with Gibraltar Government salaries, and not the other way round as was the case almost 40 years ago.