Biggest pay rises in Jersey public sector for a decade
BBC Radio Jersey
Pay awards to Jersey States workers led to the biggest pay rises for public sector workers in the island in a decade, according to official statistics.
Government workers got an average increase of 4.8% in the year to June.
Workers in the hospitality industry got a bigger increase than any other sector, with pay up by almost 5%.
It means people working in bars and hotels now earn an average of £460 a week, less than half as much as those working in finance.
Electric bus to be trialed
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An electric bus has been brought to Jersey for a trial.
LibertyBus will be trialling the
vehicle for a six week period on the island's main network to assess its suitability.
The bus will be on display at the Weighbridge on 28 August between 11:00 and 14:00
before starting its trial on the road.
I have been keen for us to trial electric buses in Jersey and I’m delighted that LibertyBus is now making this happen. This supports our sustainable transport aims and also the Government’s ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030. We will be working closely with LibertyBus monitoring the results of the trial.
Additional degree courses must meet criteria to be run
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Assistant Minister for Social
Security, Education and Health, deputy Jeremy Maçon, has responded to calls to
add additional degree courses to the island’s Critical Skills list.
While supporting islanders' careers is important, additional courses cannot be added to the list unless they meet a particular criteria, Mr Maçon added.
The Critical Skills list describes specific courses that offer students the skills needed in the Jersey job market.
To be listed it must be an essential qualification, must increase a students' employability and there must be high chance students will take up employment in a critical role upon completing the course.
Deputy Maçon said: “The Government of Jersey is committed to creating a
skilled local workforce for the future.
"The Critical Skills list forms an important part of this priority - allowing us to support islanders through
courses that will help to meet significant skills gaps in Jersey’s job market."