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Feb 6, 2017

P.S.U. to Talk to Immigration Officers on Promotions

The Public Service Union is to meet with representatives of its membership in the Immigration Department on Tuesday in Belize City. It comes amid reports that up to twenty clerks of the Department were planning to stage a “go-slow” today, protesting plans to promote a female employee. This is despite the officers’ belief that they have more years employed and therefore qualify for promotions. The issue dates back to 2013 and according to a staff memo written by Director of Immigration Diana Locke, the matter was and is before the Public Service Commission. The letter tells staff that while the matter was on hold and the Department was preparing a submission on the matter of promotions for Immigration staff, the Commission had made its decision based on what Locke’s memo says is, quote, inaccurate and erroneous information, unquote, provided to the Commission in 2013. The Ministry of Immigration has requested, with the support of the Ministry of the Public Service and the P.S.U., that the Public Service Commission rescind the promotion and reconsider it, (Quote) “in the context of the long overdue promotions due to all eligible Immigration Officers.” (Unquote) This was communicated to officers stationed in Belmopan in a joint meeting with the P.S.U.’s president and legal advisor and C.E.O. in the Ministry of the Public Service, Doctor Peter Allen. The purpose of the Tuesday meeting is for the Immigration representatives to communicate the Union’s briefing details to their fellow officers, as requested by Locke. We will continue to follow the story.

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1 Response for “P.S.U. to Talk to Immigration Officers on Promotions”

  1. Clue says:

    This idiot, Peter Allen is still around? He made a mockery of the healthcare system and KHMH because he knew nothing, now he’s Legal Advisor in the Ministry of Public Service. GOD PLEASE HELP BELIZE!

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