It has been over a month since, with great fanfare, the Government announced that backpay would be given to thousands of public servants.
The Nation News – that publicity arm of the government – celebrated the exquisitely timed pre-Christmas announcement in this manner…
Two weeks before Christmas, this is perhaps the best way to describe the joyful exclamation of thousands of public workers – both serving and retired.
When the Yuletide season is over, they will still have something to look forward to early in the new year – backpay and increased wages and salaries. (Nation News story New Year Bonus!)
Working for the government in Barbados is sometimes like running your own little shop. You can never be sure just when your main client will pay up!
OK… Christmas is over. Now where are the promised raises and the backpay?