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Jersey civil servants reject latest pay offer from States

62.4% of members voted against accepting the offer with the ballot held on 1 July. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Civil servants have once again rejected the latest pay offer from Jersey's Government.

Prospect and Unite have dismissed the offer of a 1% pay rise for 2018 and 2019 and the 1.3% above-inflation pay award for 2020.

The ongoing dispute since last November, sees 62.4% of members vote against accepting the latest offer with the ballot ending on 1 July.

Staffside which represents both Prospect and Unite say they still want a deal sorted.

Staffside members have made their intentions clear and we hope the employer will take this final chance to get back to meaningful negotiations to reach a settlement before we continue our program of action.

– Statement from JCSA Prospect and Civil Service Unite

They continued to say that civil servants should be treated fairly for the work they do.

Staffside members are professional people who take pride in providing an efficient and cost effective service to the people of the Island, but they also expect to be treated with respect and in a professional manner by their employer - the States of Jersey. They have seen the employer offer improved pay awards to other pay groups whilst they are being left behind.

– Statement from JCSA Prospect and Civil Service Unite

In response Jersey's Government has said it will be looking to speak with Unite and Prospect to see why the offer was not accepted.

We are obviously disappointed that the offer was rejected by those union members who voted, and will be seeking further meetings with union officials to understand their members’ decision, given that the officials themselves had been positive about the offer.

– Statement from the Government of Jersey

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