I propose to take Questions Nos. 67, 68, 72, 74 to 76, inclusive, and 86 together.
I welcome the Public Service Pay Commission (PSPC) latest report and the recommendations, observations and comments contained therein.
The recommendations within the report have been distilled into specific actions, applying corresponding timeframes, within an approved High Level Implementation Plan. Work has commenced in advancing the actions contained in this plan.
I am confident that the implementation of the PSPC’s recommendations, in tandem with pay benefits delivered by the Public Service Stability Agreement, will ameliorate current recruitment and retention challenges being experienced by the Permanent Defence Force.