Civil service pay cut proposed

Cayman Islands government officials are considering a 2 per cent reduction in salaries for public servants making more than $3,000 per month as part of cost saving initiative in this year’s budget.

Under the plan, which was released Friday, those civil servants would receive, in return, four days paid leave to be taken by 30 June 2010.

Chief Secretary Donovan Ebanks said the temporary measure would go into effect in October 2009 and conclude in June 2010, the end of government’s financial year.

The reduction would not apply to public servants who make $3,000 per month or less, or to persons employed as classroom teachers on a daily basis by the Education Department.