President Anthony Carmona in his madden Ceremonial Opening questioned the productivity of Sitting of the House of Representatives, which begin at 1:30 pm.
The Union in a statement issued this morning questioned why parliamentarians are engaging in what they call “shameless lobbying” when ordinary citizen aren’t able to gain a livable wage.
The Union added that most parliamentarians do not solely depend on these payments as they have other means of income.
The current salaries of Parliamentarians are:
Prime Minister: $48,000 (monthly), $7,500 (duty allowance) and 5,500 (transport allowance).
Government Minister (Cabinet Members): $33,000 (monthly), $1,600(subsistence) and $10,300 housing allowance.
Government (Non Cabinet): 27,000 (monthly), $1,600(subsistence) and $10,300 housing allowance.
Opposition Leader: $33,000 (monthly), $1,200(subsistence) and $10,300 housing allowance.
Members of Parliament( Non-Ministers): $ 14,000 (monthly), 4,100 (transport allowance).