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Sep 30, 2015

Industrial Action Looming at S.S.B.?

Even as the Prime Minister has stepped in to pour water on the sizzling coals at B.E.L., he may have to think about doing the same at the Social Security Board. News Five has confirmed that employees of that statutory body are contemplating very immediate industrial action if their demands are not met. Those employees, represented by the Christian Workers Union, feel that the S.S.B. Board has been stalling, deliberately, on negotiating the Collective Bargaining Agreement which has been on the table for months. Reliable sources tell News Five that employees are insisting that the CBA be signed before general elections because they refuse to contemplate two scenarios – one, if there is a change of government the CBA would be delayed indefinitely or two, if this administration remains in office, then the Board of Directors would be in no great hurry to deal with the workers demands. So that’s where things stand tonight at the S.S.B., we are told, with employees prepared to go on strike as early as Friday. We’ll continue to follow this situation as it develops.

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