Press Release Re Management of The Castries City Council
Press Release Emanating From the Secretariat of the Civil Service Association concerning the manner in which the Management Of the Castries City Council handle issues brought before them
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press Release Re Management of The Castries City Council
The St. Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) is very concerned and indeed dissatisfied with the
manner in which the Management ofthe Castries Constituency Council has been handling issues
brought before them for resolution.
The first amongst these is the outstanding Collective Bargaining contract negotiations. The CSA
has tried its utmost to reach a settlement by presenting compromise after compromise, but the
CCC keeps on saying that the matter "will be discussed at the next Board meeting" and that they
would inform the CSA oftheir position.
This appears to be a recurring decimal since we are yet to be informed of the Board's decision.
We understand that there is a new "Acting Town Clerk", but that is no excuse since the Mayor is
aware or at least should be aware ofthis situation.
There is also another burning issue of the transfer (demotion) ofan employee who was made to
act in a vacant position for over five [5) years, contrary to the provisions ofthe Collective
Agreement between the CSA and the CCC.
This matter has reached the Department of Labour but the CCC is very unreasonable, intractable
and intransigent as far as this matter is concerned.
The CSA is ofthe view that ifthese matters cannot be amicably resolved by the end ofluly 2015,
then other less friendly means will have to be explored towards a resolution.
Wilfred Pierre, Acting General Secretary
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