The St Helena Government is proposing to increase the amount of hours that employees are working per week from thirty five to thirty seven and half.
This has come about as part of the new reforms within the public service.
SHG commented in a press statement that the revised working hours will ensure continued service delivery in the short to medium term as St Helena prepares for the air access.
Employees are now being consulted on the proposed increase of hours.
A thirty seven and half hour week was worked by most un-established staff up until March 2010.
The press statement had no mention of any change to wages to compensate for the increase of hours worked.
Questions and Answers:
Does this means that the introduction of a minimum wage could have a shocking result based on a basic waged paid by SHG at present.
Should SHG employees be looking forward to the minimum wage policy that is on the horizon now that they are working more hours?
If the proposal goes ahead: Will or should SHG employees protest against the change in there terms and conditions if they are not compensated