NOT GOOD: Industrial action is not necessary, says Alexander

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NOT GOOD: Industrial action is not necessary, says Alexander

Observers have warned that the industrial action does not hold well for the country.

The Executive Director of the St. Lucia Employers Federation, for instance, has described the decision to strike as unfortunate.

Joseph Alexander contends that the global economic environment is paralyzing the economies of small states like St.Lucia.

He says the troubling times are everywhere, including Barbados, where the government has decided not to grant increases to civil servants.

In Jamaica, the government and Unions agreed to freeze wages to public servants. And Grenada on Friday indicated it could not meet its debt repayments. There are also salary issues in Antigua/Barbuda.

Alexander also believes that the CSA (Civil Service Association) made a wrong move in not considering arbitration as opposed to strike; this he says contravenes the principles of collective bargaining.

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  1. Joseph A. is 100% correct & 100% pro-Lucia. The unions in SL have gone overboard on wage increases and are ruining the country, driving good longterm companies away and negating the efforts of Invest SL to attract foreign investment. One union threatened to shut the entire tourism sector... outrageous! SL destined for ever worsening economy until unions become semi-rational negotiators instead of crazed egotists.

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  2. i quite agree that the global economic environment is paralyzing the economies of small states like St.Lucia.Strikes equal low productivity for a country....

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  3. I agree strike is not good. But St Lucians should be weary about the motives of people like Alexander for not wanting the strike.These are fellas who are linked up with Kenny.

    Are their concerns really about the country or not wanting to embarras Kenny????

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