GNT members revealed

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GNT members revealed
GNT Chairman Chester Hinkson
GNT Chairman Chester Hinkson

The list of members comprising the Government Negotiating Team (GNT) has been revealed by Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony.

The members of the GNT committee include: Chairman Chester Hinkson, Director of Finance Francis Fontenelle, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Development Tracy Polius, Permanent Secretary in the Public Service MinistryPhillip Dalsou and former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Eustace Monrose.

The prime minister has said that he want negotiations to start as quickly as possible. He therefore promised to address whatever problem is causing the delay and that he will meet shortly with the chairman of the GNT to have the issues discussed and rectified.

The public service ministry is currently preparing a schedule to include all public sector unions to start discussions regarding the proposed wage cut through the GNT, a senior government official has said. These discussions are likely to commence within one week’s time, the source added.

Discussions are expected to last two weeks after the commencement of negotiations.

The government has proposed a five per cent wage cut which most majority of public sector unions have rejected.

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  1. Did someone say lazy public servants. You should be a public servant to know what work it entails. Jackass

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  2. I don't need the union to tell me what to do...Take 5 % of my salary and I take 5% of my labour...Two days off per month to plant food or the relive stress...

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  3. All who benefited from the good times should bear part of the 5% adjustment measures, not only the struggling public servants

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  4. recently they added vat on some items so therefore the trick is if public servants dont allow kenny to take the five percent then it would already come out from somewhere else plus he might tax or take it somewhere else either way he go win
    these guys are making fings good only for themselves time for us to strike please
    cuz them ministers getting it too good

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  5. But what really is there to negotiate? The facts are as follows: The PM introduced a wage cut on Public servants in an estimate in the house, although he said that it was not cast in stone he subsequently passed it by the Appropriation Bill and made it law. He then called for "consensus" inviting all unions to meet with his technocrats. The public service union did not attend. Other unions rejected a "consensus" brought to their attention at the meeting (was not an offer since it was already passed by law). The CSA reiterated the same as it was not aware of any offer made to them. They further reiterated that the only bargaining unit through which they knew the government could engage them was through the GNT (under agreement GNT could engage the unions on salary negotiations for a triennium).

    The government has now activated the GNT so the only logical way forward is for them to negotiate for the next triennium.

    Simple maths; the government cannot ask for consensus neither can it negotiate for past years. They can only negotiate for the future years. In fact there can be no negotiation neither compromise on any position taken before. Concerning the 5% cut The only thing the PM can do is to just implement it. This I assure you has consequences.

    There we have it facts in a nutshell. So I am waiting for Parni Gwen Tony to implement his cut. Stop wasting intelligent people time either implement your cut or resign.

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    • Jackass voters vote for jackass representatives that vote for a variety of jackass country-bookie thinking ministers. You always get the government that you deserve.

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  6. Smfh @ u all comments. Okay go ahead and strike shut down the country. When the dust is settled, the IMF will demand Kenny send 3000 public and civil servants home like they did in Barbados. Let's see u all shut down country then. Lazy public servants who feel they 'entitled' to b in a job for life that's not how it works in the 'real' world.

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  7. What!!! These people will get nowhere....this chairman only loves to hear himself talk and take credit for what was done collectively....this PM has got to be kidding.....there isn't one person there who can be of any useful assistance in this crunch time....

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  8. LOL Look scene getting hot just now civil servants striking. I hope Kenny and his boys can maintain order because RSPF AND SSU in that to.

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  9. After everything has increased...you telling me Mr PM that u wanna take 5% of public servants salary?! Now tell me what are you trying? Cause it seems to me you want to put St lucians in poverty. Get your act together and spend St LUCIA'S MONEY WISELY

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