PHILIPSBURG:— The Unified unions of Sint Maarten submitted today Thursday, May 28, 2020, a counter-proposal to the Council of Minister regarding the 12.5% cuts on personnel salaries, vacation allowance, etc.
In its counterproposal the unions are requesting the following:
1. 100% vacation allowance pay for 2020 (Unions are willing to negotiate a 50% of the Cost of Living Adjustment from 2012-2019 pending the outcome of St. Maarten’s economic performance and Government’s financial position during said period 2021-2022);
2. A poverty line study to be initiated in collaboration with USM and the Consumer’s coalition by July 1st 2020 to establish