Government meets private sector pensioners

Government meets private sector pensioners

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia yesterday met with representatives of the Gibraltar Private Sector Workers and Pensioners Association (GPS-WPA). 

The meeting, which lasted over an hour, was friendly and positive in tone and there was general agreement that the measures of additional support that had been introduced had assisted hundreds of pensioners who were those most in need at the bottom end of the scale. It was also acknowledged that this was the only Government to have engaged with the Association in this way.

The Chief Minister explained that the Government’s 2015 manifesto commitment to provide additional support for pensioners had therefore already been complied with. The formula provided a link to average earnings through the Minimum Wage.

It was agreed to continue a dialogue and that the Association should set out their views in writing as the next step forward.