President of the Civil Service Association (CSA) Mary Isaac is satisfied that day one of strike action by government workers had the desired impact.
While some offices were manned by retired employees, managers and temporary workers from NICE, a number of key sections were left empty.
Isaac said she hopes the small percentage of workers who may have turned out at the offices would join the CSA and the struggle for respect from the government.
A number of workers gathered at the CSA headquarters engaging in games and debates to pass the work day.
Isaac said the union will not be taking to the streets in demonstration, at least not yet, because it is not interested in disrupting the country. What it wants is for the government to understand that workers can not be taken for granted and must be given their just dues for their hard work.
The workers are expected to remain at home until otherwise ordered by the union.