By Aaron Humes: Is the Constitutional right of the Government through the Ministry of the Public Service to advise the Governor-General to fix the salaries of public officers and teachers implementable?
UDP Senator Aldo Salazar is not convinced by the power of Section 106(3)(c) to do more than set pay scales that already exist and change what officers actually get.
He even went so far as to advise the joint unions to get advice on challenging the proposal once implemented.
Senator Salazar went on to decry the Government’s decision to plunge the discussion into ‘ad hominem’ attacks and, in certain sections of the press, what he described as a ‘blistering, scorched earth attack’ on personalities in the trade unions. The Government is naked, like the Emperor’s New Clothes, and must be called to account, and those sections of the press at fault are not to tolerate these unnecessary and even occasionally false broadsides.