Tag "States"

Our sporting challenge

THOSE in the audience at the recent Sporting Achievement Awards could not fail to escape the other message being driven home across the line.

‘We have compromised’

YOUR comment of 9 January (‘Compromise is better than conflict’), referring to the public sector pension reform negotiations, distorted the picture in a number of respects – not least in suggesting that the Policy Council had opted for conflict rather than compromise or negotiation. That is simply not true.

Crossing the boundaries of bureaucracy

A WEEK ago, this column looked at the huge decisions facing the States over the coming year. From pensions and population to taxes and waste, deputies and civil servants have their work cut out.

Unions 'overwhelmingly' vote against pension deal

Unite the Union regional officer Bob Lanning leaving last night’s meeting. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 6826315)

UNIONS representing States workers said last night that members had been 'overwhelmingly' against the States' proposed new pension scheme, but would not say which way the vote had gone until they have relayed the result to government officials thi...

Proposed tax is wrong

SHAME on our States members and their civil masters, if that is what they are. I believe this whole business of air pollution is a cover-up for a hidden agenda to increase taxation.

Ferry could save Alderney

IN HIS article (‘Alderney problem needs a radical solution’), Peter Roffey performs a service not only to the people of Alderney but also to Guernsey by highlighting important issues.

Pensions wait has island on hold

WHAT is shaping up to be one of the longest-running negotiations ever between the States and its employees looks set to remain unresolved into yet another new year.

Where will pensions row end?

AS NEGOTIATIONS on the States pension between unions and the Policy Council entered a new low yesterday, hopes of gaining an agreed settlement before the end of the year seem further away than ever.

La Mare ‘let down by delays’


EVERY student, parent and teacher at La Mare de Carteret has been ‘let down’ by the decision to independently review its £60m. rebuild and the inevitable delay it will cause, minister Robert Sillars warned yesterday.

La Mare rebuild vote will be close

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THE fate of the £60m. La Mare de Carteret rebuild hangs in the balance today with deputies still to decide whether to back Education’s proposals.