Wednesday 8 July, 2020

NCRHA workers paid outstanding increments

Flashback: NCRHA CEO Davlin Thomas listens to the concerns of protesting workers.

Flashback: NCRHA CEO Davlin Thomas listens to the concerns of protesting workers.

Following a series of protests, employees attached to the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) have been paid outstanding increments for the period 2013 – 2018.

A payment of $40 million has been made to the workers, ahead of the promised period of June 30 – July 4.

The arrears were paid directly to workers’ accounts on June 24.

NCRHA CEO Davlin Thomas told Loop News all employees would have received the payments as they were made through direct deposit to their accounts last week.

He explained that the increments are monies owed following successful employee performance reviews.

“Every year if you have a good appraisal as part of a performance management system you get a small increment on your salary.”

“It’s not like salary negotiations; it’s just an increment on their salary,” he said.

He said there have been some queries by employees regarding the amounts received and those matters are being addressed.

On June 17, approval was given for the full payment of arrears for the increments owed to the employees.

The NCRHA’s payroll department was directed to initiate the payments following discussions with Finance Minister Colm Imbert.

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