Trade Union Federation accepts three-year public sector wage freeze

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Trade Union Federation accepts three-year public sector wage freeze
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The Trade Union Federation (TUF) has agreed to accept a wage freeze for the period April 2013 to March 2016 following negotiations for the triennium 2013-2016.

The TUF has described the wage freeze offer as “a huge contribution” to national development. It said in a statement it hopes that others will follow their footsteps, in making a sacrifice for country.

TUF President, Julian Monrose said, “The Federation conveyed to government its understanding of the current economic situation facing the country, and was ready to assist by making certain sacrifices towards alleviation of the situation.”

Government had proposed a wage cut for public servants. This has caused some problem during the initial stages of negotiations with several trade unions and associations refusing to accept a wage cut.

The Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) is currently in discussion with the Government Negotiating Team (GNT).

Government had proposed five per cent pay cut for public sector workers aimed at reducing the country’s EC$76 million fiscal deficit.

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  1. T.u.F. is making decisions without consulting those it represents...Mr. Monrose of all people should be aware of porper protocol. ITS ACTIONS LIKE THESE that give people a skewd view of Mr. Monrose conflicting interest

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  2. Will there be a freeze on the appointment of "Party Faithfools"...I say no....Will contracts be distributed equitable??? The answer is NO....Kenny and Labour are always in a win win advantage whenever they are in power....Thanks to the Monrose and the other well-placed Labour hacks....

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  3. all the take that country take from me, i still making sacrifice for them smh...i must be going to heaven

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  4. monrose. monrose. u not enway again!! u sell out!! Mary coming for you'all. She retire now to fight our battles#marytotheworld

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  5. Public servants should consider themselves lucky it's only a wage freeze they agreed to. If it wasn't for the strong stance of Ms Isaac, these so-called "union leaders" would long have accepted the pay cut. The guys know where their bread is buttered.

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  6. In 2009 you in the news everyday making noise, now your massa in charge and give you BIG job at SALCC, you talking 'freeze' you damn traitor.

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  7. Long live the TUF. Putting our beloved St. Lucia first. Thanks for having the bols and fortitude to exercise leadership on a serious matter confronting sweet lucie. History will be kind to you Mr. Monrose for standing up when it was not popular.

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  8. What do you all expect. The man is in bed with Kenny and the whole SLP party. No shame!! Coming to lie and make it look like you are for teachers when you know you are a damn SLP. Wonder would you will do when UWP get in power. You DOG!!

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  9. Did I miss something? was a meeting called of all teachers to discuss this? when did it happen?
    was this the consensus of the teachers of St. Lucia? will all workers be called on to accept a wage freeze?
    I thought the economy was going to crash quite a few months ago, maybe it will crash after all the election paraphernalia starts to go up soon, you know right, the Gigantic head shots of the politicians, all the party- meetings, last minute "fixes" that will suddenly become needful, all in the name of elections!
    But hey who am I to talk, just some hard-working single mother who struggles on a qualified teachers salary, which by the way already cant stretch any further, hey I'm just saying... I guess a salary is better than one that's cut by 5% right? The jury is still out on that one!

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  10. That shows were have right thinking St.lucians still alive.Sacrificing self for country shows wisdom.People Mr.Monrose is not the T.u F.stop the usual politics and embrace a wise decision.

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  11. Am not surprised. Sell out by Monrose.. Let's see if he would have had that understanding if UWP was in power.... Only for the country when it suits their pockets..... Choops

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    • You're too far to shake hands with you. Disgusted. I say exactly what you said. ..but it's aright,. There is a God above who will certainly deal with Monrose when the time comes. Had it been UWP in power? ALL hell would have broken loose early o,clock. But their God, their Idol, Kenny is in power? Ohhh whatever he says goes. Whenever he says jump, they ask how high. Mwen kitay zot by Bondieu.

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  12. What a snake you are, Mary Isaac needs to step on your head with her heels and crush some sense into ,how more bending will you bend for Kenny , or is that while bending your personal bank account keeps getting fat

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