NO WORK, NO PAY

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NO WORK, NO PAY

The government has indicated that workers on strike may not be paid for staying away from the job.

A section of a press release distributed earlier this morning states:

“….employees must be mindful of the fact that our laws also remove the obligation on the part of the employer to remunerate an employee for services that the employee does not render during a strike or lockout. Government draws attention to these provisions to clarify and correct the misimpression that has been stated elsewhere and to remove any doubts which may exist. It is a fundamental principle that is enshrined in the term “no work, no pay”.

Some civil servants who are members of the Civil Service Association (CSA) have been on strike since Monday of this week. They are in disagreement over government’s four-percent wage increase offer. The CSA is pushing for a 9.5 percent increase.

Other union bodies representing civil servants have already agreed to the government’s offer.

 

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    • EDITOR: The complete statement was published prior to this article. Here is the link https://www.stlucianewsonline.com/government-thanks-civil-servants-who-turn-up-for-work-despite-strike/

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  1. "THE RIGHTS OF THE WORKER HAS TO BE RESPECTED" Quote made famous by the Prime Minister while in Opposition what has changed now

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  2. This strike affects other people!!!and of all people to be on strike are customs worker?are they THAT UNSATISFIED WITH THEIR SALARIES?? i find it ridiculous that i have to wait weeks to clear my goods. People have emergencies and urgent events. this needs to STOP!

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  3. i absolutely agree, its time that these people get back to work..if not stay home and leave your job....because clearly they dont want it. why wait for weeks just for another 2% increase ??? thats no money at all, it might aswell go into paying tax.. Lucians need to be smarter than that. im starting to think that it's not even about the money anymore..but just a move to get their way.

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  4. seriously they only accepted it because it came with more read or listen carefully teachers got 4% along with back pay and a periodic payment of $600(school supplies) police officers get the 4% and $1200 as risk allowance. If civil servants are sitting down hole day without doing anything and the administration members as well as the members of the public has nothing positive to say about them maybe their jobs should not exist. Yes the prime minister and the other negotiating teams have come to a conclusion but how will it come to pass if the same civil servants that they criticize do not do it while on their strike like Mary said, it is not really the 9.5% they want but if other members can get something better and it is because of the little people that are taken for granted that make things happen in the country and get insulted for doing the best that they can under uncomfortable situations receiving insults each and everyday why should they be the ones to receive the end of the stick and be ridiculed by the administration and the public. I always say to myself that being a civil servant is not a career or a job it is a calling because it truly take guts and hearts to work under these deplorable conditions.

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    • ridiculous like yourself. I AGREE TO THAT. NO WORK NO PAY. EXAMPLE I AM PART OF THE CIVIL SERVICE, I WENT TO WORK, AND DID NOT TAKE PART IN STAYING AWAY, THEN OTHERS WHO DID WILL GET PAID JUST LIKE MYSELF. NOWAY I SAY. FOR YOU IDIOTS WHO MIGHT NOT UNDERSTAND I AM SAYING AGAIN IT IS JUST AN EXAMPLE I AM STATING THERE. I EN PART OF THE CIVIL SERVICE.

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