Government Auxiliary Employees (GAE’s), formerly called Non-Established Workers, can rest assured that the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is seeking to provide benefit packages at the end of their tenure with the government.
That’s according to Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Mark Brantley. Government Auxiliary Employees, used to receive a payment called honorarium, which was paid at two percent of their accumulated salary per year.
That payment was stopped in 2008 under the previous Labour Party administration, with the understanding that the two percent would instead go into their pension account, which was never created.
The Federal Government activated a Pension Committee in 2017 and tasked it with devising a pension plan to benefit these workers, who were not entitled to a pension upon leaving government work. Here is Premier Brantley:
During his monthly press conference on Feb. 27th, the Premier stated that a committee was put in place to deal with the issue of GAE’s retirement benefit packages.