Grenadian workers observed May Day Celebrations on Sunday the first of May.
At a gathering of some of the country’s working force, an official of the Grenada Trades Union Council made reference to the thorny pension issue, and other concerns.
“Today there is light at the end as we have come to a place there is certainty to our pension entitlement,” the official said. “So yes, I am happy because those of you who are so entitled, including my dear mother who was once a public servant, can now face the future knowing their economic situation will not be a dire one. Our work must continue.”
The official said public servants must receive a fair and equitable pension.
“We need to turn our attention to the scourge of contract work. We need to ensure that all public servant, all public officers receive a fair and equitable pension. We need to address the question of a living wage for workers in this country, not a minimum wage but a living wage. We need to address the establishment of a transportation system that is reliable, consistent and available,” she said.