Group contesting CSA election promises to deliver more

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Group contesting CSA election promises to deliver more
CSA members.
CSA members.
CSA members.

PRESS RELEASE – The St. Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) Elections, to elect an executive for the year 2016-2018 is due on Wednesday 27th April 2016.

One of the team contesting this election is “TEAM CSA: MOVING FORWARD” (GOD IS OUR SOURCE FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE, PROSPERITY AND JOB SECURITY).At launching press conference held 19th April 2016 the  TEAM CSA: MOVING FORWARD  put out the following pledges that they intend to keep:

  1. We will challenge legally the changes in the pension Act of 1967 by government / the Pension act amendment of 2013 which create inequality and inequity for some of our members.
  2. We will seek to stop any government/employer move to cut our members job in the name of Public Sector Reform/ modernization or to address fiscal deficits that we did not cause. We will stop all move to offer our members a 0%,0%,0%.
  3. We will work relentlessly to have government and employers to first seek to fill vacancies from within.
  4. We will work relentlessly to discontinue the system of political appointments in the public service.
  5. We will work for the right of decent work and pay for our members.
  6. We will actively lobby and advocate for adequate safeguards against the government recourse to the use of term contract systems which negate the protection of workers’ security of tenure in the Public Service.
  7. Our members were the ones responsible for us having the new state of the art Owen King EU Hospital today and we will seek to own and operate the canteen at Owen King EU Hospital.
  8. We will operationalize our CSA Workers Multipurpose Cooperative to bring additional income to our members.
  9. We continue to provide free CXC lessons for members’ children in secondary school in English, Mathematics, Principles of Business, Economics and Principles of Accounts.
  10. We will seek to lobby and advocate the Government as a means to provide our members especially those from grade 1-9 the opportunity for Home Ownership and Land Ownership to raise their family by government allowing the St. Lucia Development Bank to be able to offer mortgage loans repayable up to 30 years.
  11. We will continue to implement the best Education and Training Credit Facility in St. Lucia (WERE YOU REPAY LESS THAN WHAT YOU BORROW) to help our members deal with   high cost of education and training needs.
  12. We will continue to implement the best Health and Medical Credit Facility in St. Lucia (WERE YOU REPAY LESS THAN WHAT YOU BORROW) to help our members deal with health and medical problems.
  13. We will seek to provide better insurance benefits for our members.
  14. We will seek to partner with government in the provision of dialysis service to members.

PLEDGES THAT WE WILL KEEP BY 2018. 

  1. 11. 1Get Our Employers To Respect Our Members and Public Servants Rights.
  • We will challenge legally the changes in the pension Act of 1967 by government / the Pension act amendment of 2013 which create inequality and inequity for some of our members.
  • We will work relentlessly to have government and employers to first seek to fill vacancies from within.
  • We will work relentlessly to discontinue the system of political appointments in the public service.
  • We will work for the right of decent work and pay for our members.
  • We will actively lobby and advocate for adequate safeguards against the government recourse to the use of term contract systems which negate the protection of workers’ security of tenure in the Public Service.

2 Maintaining Your Job:                                                                                                          

  • We will seek to stop any government/employer move to cut our members job in the name of Public Sector Reform/ modernization or to address fiscal deficits that we did not cause.
  • We will stop all move to offer our members a 0%,0%,0% .
  • Our unequivocal commitment is to improve the your disposable and to stop all government move to cut members salary.

3.33.2Seek To Get Additional Income For The Union and Our Members By Pursuing Direct Business Investment   Activities)                                                                                                                                             \

  • We will operationalize our CSA Workers Multipurpose Cooperative to bring additional income to our members.
  • Our members were the ones responsible for us having an Owen King EU Hospital today and we will seek to own and operate the canteen at Owen King EU Hospital.
  • We will seek to partner with government in the provision of dialysis service to members.
  1. Bring Value To Our Members By Bringing Them Innovative Benefits.(land, Health, Education And Other Source Of Income)
  • We continue to provide free CXC lessons for members’ children in secondary school in English, Mathematics, Principles of Business, Economics and Principles of Accounts.
  • We will seek to lobby and advocate the Government as a means to provide our members especially those from grade 1-9 the opportunity for Home Ownership and Land Ownership to raise their family by government allowing the St.Lucia Development Bank to be able to offer mortgage loans repayable up to 30 years.
  • We will continue to implement the best Education and Training Credit Facility in St.Lucia (WERE YOU REPAY LESS THAN WHAT YOU BORROW) to help our members deal with   high cost of education and training needs.
  • We will continue to implement the best Health and Medical Credit Facility in St.Lucia (WERE YOU REPAY LESS THAN WHAT YOU BORROW) to help our members deal with health and medical problems.
  • We will seek to provide better insurance benefits for our members.
  1. We Will Be Fearless In Dealing To Solve Our Member’s Issues.
  • We will seek to bring to the attention of our members that GOD IS OUR SOURCE and not the employer and government so we will work in the interest of our members without fear.
  • We will seek to get Government to appoint all public servants who have served for 10 years or more.
  • We will fervently seek to get Government to stop the practice of employment and promotion by party affiliation which has prevailed under past and current administration.
  • We will lobby, work relentlessly and advocate for government to institute a policy where no officer should be acting or employed in a clear vacancy for more than six months. Where persons have been employed or are acting in a clear vacancy for over six months, such persons should be evaluated with a view to confirm appointment in the vacant position.
  1. We will Seek To Secure A Safe And Healthy Environment For All Our Members.
  • We will continue the good work we have been doing in seeing that our members have a safe and healthy environment to work.
  • We will ensure that the employer conform to the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and thus protect our members from work-related injuries, accidents, chronic and degenerative diseases, life threatening illnesses and general ill health that can be contributed  to  poor working condition.
  1. We Will Seek To Serve To Protect The Interest Of The Members With A Fighting Spirit.
  • We will seek to uncover and fight any attempts by our employers to secretly unleashed their public sector reform/, modernization agenda (workers beware they have began…not filling vacant positions; making workers to function in two positions, they have a preference for contract, they fill key positions by brining persons from outside who you have to help do their job; the PPP Agenda at SLAPA that would marginalize workers.
  • We will seek to push for a system where a non-pensionable Public Servant applies for a retirement because of sustaining a disability is paid an ex-gratia payment equal to the annual salary and emoluments of his office.
  • We will seek to push for a system where a non-pensionable Public Servant dies while still employed, but before his/her death  served for a period of five (5)   years and upwards, that  his/her dependants shall receive an ex-gratia payment equal  to the annual salary and emoluments of his office.
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6 COMMENTS

  1. I want a revival in my CSA, new blood, new zeal, fresh ideas. I see a serious young lady going up for treasurer, ms. Warrington. I heard the WAR in her name stands for she fights for what is right. SO THAT IS WHERE MY VOTE IS GOING. She visited my workplace and she was just real, I believe that we need real people, so she got my vote.

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  2. The President has been working he has not stop yet, there are a lot of members that benefited despite the groups that are trying to bring down the President. He implements a credit facility for health and Education, increase scholarships and bursaries sign off on two collective agreements deal with a number of member issues as well as health and safety problems at the work place Customs, Treasure and other places, at the same time handling and dealing with hearings at the Labour Commissioner department and the high court, brought about by the group Save The Union and visit the books group, where these cases were won. This President replace Mary Isaac in July 2015 and have accomplish all that not forgetting the proposal before the prime ministry for consideration. Remember the other Unions accept and sign off on 0%,0%,0%. One of the candidates, forgot she went on radio bashing the President and his executive representing the save the union group indicating that they are doing what they want and going contrary to the Constitution among other things and how the other unions accepted the 0%,0%,0% so they should accept it to. Is this person, in the members’ interest? and she has put herself up for elections and not even sure where to stay. Miss one and take the other so how you call that? You must be believe that all CSA members are stupid like you; talking about Union tricks. The union is seeing some light the president has put forward his plan/vision for the members/union. Where are the others. Members vote this team, a team with a vision for the union.

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  3. Does the Wreck Our union know that the same Inurance Broker that they want our Union to retain, allegedly shortchanged us for two years which amounted to $210,000.00?

    Thank God our Auditors spotted this discrepancy.

    Further, do they know about the unethical manner our Insurance Claims were been administered and processed?

    They better go check these things out.

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  4. I love my CSA Union and i would not let no group calling themselves save the union who cannot save themselves come to wreak our union.They are just a bunch of cowards . they make so much noise and when it come to go up for election the dont go up..nobody nominate them to run for CSA election due on the 27th April 2018. They challenge the executive in court and their lawyer withdrew their case at the court hearing to they surprise...they stop the bank honoring my CSA HEALTH RELATED ASSISTANCE Cheque ..me and my CSA CREW are waiting for the people they send up as a front ..we know them...we voting the OILEY TEAM.. CSA MOVING FORWARD GOD IS OUR SOURCE. The other team is in the pocket of the Government. beware members..beware members ..Kenny wants the union back

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  5. Team CSA has alot to do, wowee , but Mr. President when will you start to work? after the next CSA elections? what are you all trying to throw on members? Unionlytricks?

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