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March 29, 2023

Opposition and Public Service Union complain about delegation of powers by Public Service Commission

Its chairman, Diana Price Murillo, announces the Commission will delegate its power regarding the appointment of persons to hold or act in offices within the Public [...]
March 22, 2023

Retired public officers protest Public Sector Workers’ Trust; Prime Minister promises investigation

Members of the ABRPO, which include public sector workers who saw a wage freeze implemented by the administration of Prime Minister Sir Manuel Esquivel from 1995 [...]
March 13, 2023

Pension reform: Prime Minister outlines plan to secure workers’ contributions

This follows an agreement reached with the Joint Unions Negotiating Team (JUNT) including the Public Service Union (PSU), Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU), and Association of [...]
March 9, 2023

Cabinet confirms way forward with Joint Unions: increments return and timeline for pension reform laid out

A statement from Belmopan announced this afternoon that the report from the Ministerial Consulting Team made recommendations on the issues of increments and pension reform, following [...]
March 3, 2023

Belize Energy Workers Union (BEWU) announces and mourns passing of Brian Perez

The BEWU stated that “Perez’ life was senselessly taken away at the hands of someone wielding a gun within his own residence. Perez was to all [...]
March 3, 2023

Pension reform: Two-stage process agreed; Government insists benefits will accrue to new generation of Public Service

As explained by Minister of Education and Government negotiator Francis Fonseca, “We agreed in principle that we would approach pension reform in two stages really. First, [...]
March 3, 2023

Government and joint unions say progress made on increment restoration, but final decisions next week

Following meetings today in Belize City, member of the Government’s negotiating team and Minister of Education Francis Fonseca detailed that based on additional information about how [...]
March 2, 2023

Government agrees in principle to return of increments; urges discussion of pension reform

Ahead of a meeting today, Thursday, to finalize what that will look like, the Prime Minister told reporters that the Government had not said an outright [...]