ACDP Member of Parliament, Cheryllyn Dudley, today said that, “The ACDP welcomes the wage agreement between Parliament and the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) and commends all involved in finding common ground and a way forward.

“The functioning of Parliament is dependent on a committed workforce and a breakdown of relations between staff and officials has a detrimental effect on the services Parliament renders.

“The passing of laws, holding the Executive to account, maximum public access to information and public access to open and democratic processes are all highly dependent on professional and dedicated staff.

“The ACDP is optimistic that the maturity shown in reaching this agreement will ensure successful on-going working relationships going forward.”

A communique from Parliament indicated that the parties had concluded negotiations for adjustments of salaries and conditions of service for the current financial year.

Dudley says that, “It is our hope and expectation that the improved salaries and conditions will improve the morale of staff at Parliament and relieve some of the tension and pressure that this important work places people under”.

6 June 2018