The Civil Service Association (CSA) is moving to intensify its pressure on the government in the ongoing wage dispute as it has announce plans to stage a placard-bearing protest on the streets this Thursday, April 4, 2013.
The move to hit the streets is a departure from the stance that the CSA took in the beginning.
In an earlier media interview, CSA President Mary Isaac had said the union is not interested in disrupting the country and would not take to the streets.
However, it appears that Saturday’s signing by other public sector unions has pushed the CSA into action as the pressure mounts to have the negotiations on the 2010/2013 triennium concluded as the new period, 2013/2016, begins.
Yesterday, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, marked the third week of strike action by the civil servants.
Meanwhile, there has been no significant shift in the negotiation process since the intervention of former top level government officials.
While the Government Negotiating Team (GNT) initially rejected sitting with the duo of Mark Louis and Matthew Roberts, Prime Minister Dr.Kenny Anthony, in a letter to the chairman, officially recognized the two ex-civil servants as intercessors.
The CSA president said she is confident that Louis and Roberts can represent their interest.