TUF regroups after Police Welfare Association signs government’s offer

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TUF regroups after Police Welfare Association signs government’s offer

The negotiating power of the Trade Union Federation (TUF) seems to have encountered trouble with word that the Police Welfare Association has signed onto government’s four percent salary increase.

Last Friday, member unions of the TUF met with their general memberships to discuss the status of the negotiations as well as the contents of the address to the nation delivered by the prime minister two nights prior.

At the end of the meetings, sources indicated that police officers had agreed to accept the government’s offer because they were concerned that going to arbitration would not favour their cause. In addition to the four percen salary increase, the government is providing a risk allowance to the officers. That package compliments the fringe benefits which include, meal, uniform and traveling allowances, among others.

President, Martin James, at the time would not comment on the reports, except to say that a mandate had been given to the executive and it would be communicated to the TUF at a meeting scheduled for that weekend.

TUF President Julian Monrose said he is surprised by the decision of the Police Welfare Association to sign onto the offer. He said never in the history of public sector negotiations has a member gone off individually and seal a deal. He however said the TUF remains united and strong and will not allow the issue to distract the movement.

The other member unions of the TUF are still in disagreement with the government salary offer.

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  1. I thought everyone was suppose to vote, either for or against the offer; Am I missing something?

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  2. We need a entire review of the police force it is so ... !!! Martin James is a .. and St Lucia need to stand up and do something not take the shit they putting the people through. The people have the power we just need to realize that and take charge ! Without the people he cannot be a leader ! Tell Kenny He have to go get people capable to lead the country properly and honorably !!!!

    GET UP STAND UP, STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS !!!

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  3. we officers want to get martin james out on our welfare board. anyways the members of our board are all SLP PARTY HACKS.

    MARTIN JAMES SOLD US OUT FOR PROMOTION

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  4. James is a sell out, shame on him they give him the promotion three days ago so for the promo he sell his soul to the devil a sucere e yea sa qwe mal wat. James you are despicable, coniving and plain ruthless, you cannot speak for all the massive go to hell little boy.

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  5. Martin James has sold us out for a promotion and to support his party. it's sooo true we agreed to 4% with all the benefits and the 8 conditions. Martin James went behind our backs and signed for something we the members of the police force never agreed on.

    MARTIN JAMES HAS TO GO----- CALL THE ELECTION

    WE FED HIM WITH HIM

    MARTIN JAMES SELL OUT

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  6. Let it be known that most of the police force knew nothing about the police welfare's decision and they don't agree with it. Martin James has sold us out for a promotion and to support his party

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    • shut you all snout. You all are a bunch of criminal hiding under the government uniform. Most of you are square pegs in the wrong hole.

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