Government Auxiliary Employees (GAE’s), formerly called Non-Established Workers, are being urged to upgrade their qualifications. This comes following an announcement made by Premier, the Hon. Mark Brantley, of a committee being put in place for the GAE’s, to deal with the issue of retirement benefit packages.
The Hon. Mark Brantley.
GAE’s used to receive a payment called honorarium, which was paid at two percent of their accumulated salary per year but 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.