A group comprising some 25 members of the Civil Service Association (CSA) was Wednesday afternoon locked out of the union’s building headquartered in Sans Souci, Castries.
The Save Our Union Group as they describe themselves, showed up to have a meeting to discuss several key issues affecting the general membership of the organisation.
But upon arriving at the CSA building, they met an empty and locked building. This did not, however, prevent them from having their planned meeting outside the main auditorium of the CSA building.
The team which has been very critical of the CSA executive and has on many occasions called for their removal, discussed the alleged misuse of the CSA’s finances and unconstitutional matters.
The CSA executive, however, issued a statement on Wednesday just before the meeting, stating that they are aware of the planned meeting and had urged members not to attend.
“This is an attempt by a group of our members to distract our effort to deal with the problems being faced by our members. Every time we seek to take government to task on a matter facing our members, we are attacked by the Save Our Union Group,” the statement said.
The executive also made it clear that they will not be distracted from dealing with the “unhealthy conditions” which members face at various institutions and is focused on serving each member.
The Labor Commissioner has urged the CSA executive to assent to a petition by the group requesting an extra-ordinary general meeting, but they have argued that it violates the CSA’s constitution.
The CSA executive has made it clear that they do not recognise the Save Our Union Group.