Labour Minister Stephen Mc Clashie believes the move by unions to hold a march on Friday to protest against the 2% offer by the Chief Personnel Officer is unjustified.
The Minister believes this would not be in the best interests of the workers, pointing out that the negotiation process in still ongoing.
On Sunday, Finance Minister Colm Imbert tweeted that the current offer of a wage increase will cost Government and taxpayers $350 million in backpay and an additional recurring annual cost of $300 million.
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley also defended the 2% increase on Sunday, saying although it may sound small, Government will pay significantly more to cover the increased wage bill.
Minister Mc Clashie told reporters on Tuesday that unions can simply return to the negotiating table if they are unhappy with the offer.