WHILE civil servants have been offered a 20p an hour pay rise, public sector manual workers have been offered only 15p an hour, the Isle of Man Examiner reveals today.
That’s a fact that has got the union angry. Industrial turmoil is predicted.
Talking of which, the bus dispute took another turn over the weekend when bus drivers received their notice.
We talk to the management and the unions in this week’s Examiner.
There’s some good news for the Department of Community, Culture and Leisure, though. They’ve put the order in for their diesel locomotive.
Elsewhere, there’s more uncertainty for two groups of workers.
GE Aviation, based on School Road, Onchan, is up for sale, the American parent company has told the Examiner.
And Friends Provident International, based in Castletown, is reviewing its operation. That could have an impact on jobs.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) Tynwald resumes after the summer break. We look ahead to the question paper.
Peter Karran is asking about sewage. We reveal that the author of an anonymous report on the Lib Van website is a former Lib Van candidate.
Further inside, we have a picture special of last week’s flooding.
Our top business story is an exclusive interview with John Spellman, the island’s new director of financial services, who talks about his role.
The top story on the back page is the thrilling Peel/Rushen game, which had plenty of goals.
This week’s Examiner is probably the first Manx newspaper to feature a man at a urinal and a late Victorian or Edwardian topless woman on a rock in Douglas Bay. It might sound odd, but it’s all done in the best possible taste.
The Examiner is in the shops now.