Civil servants, who were limiting their work as part of a continuing pay row with the government, are stopping their industrial action to “help the residents of Jersey get through this difficult period."
Some members of 'staffside' – the collective name for public sector workers in Unite the Union and JCSA Prospect, each of whom represent some Health staff – had been working to rule in protest at the 2018/2019 pay award.
The measure meant the group was refusing to do any more than the minimum required as part of their job, within normal working hours.
However, that action has now been called off in light of concerns regarding the corona virus pandemic.
A spokesperson explained yesterday afternoon: “Today, at our monthly Executive meeting, we immediately suspended our work to rule industrial action which was in place in response to the imposed pay award for 2018 / 19.
“This suspension was agreed in light of the current situation with regard to Covid-19.
“Civil servants have always worked tirelessly for the public of Jersey and, at this time, we are urging all our members to do all they can to help the residents of Jersey get through this difficult period.”
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