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Apr 30, 2021

Strike Action is Imminent!

The Joint Unions Negotiating Team met in a marathon session on Thursday evening to devise a strategy going forward, as public officers are set to commence a strike on May fourth.  According to P.S.U. President Gerald Henry, the imminent industrial action will see the operations of some government departments grinding to a halt in the days ahead.  He shared with News Five a few details from the lengthy sit-down.


On the Phone: Gerald Henry, President, Public Service Union

“Pretty much what we did was just to meet to formulate the way forward considering the fact that the P.S.U. has already submitted that on Tuesday next week we will officially be on strike.”


Isani Cayetano

“What are we to expect on Tuesday of next week?  Is it that the public officers won’t report to work?”


On the Phone: Gerald Henry

“Well there will be certain departments where, for those who support the actions of the unions that the workers won’t be going into work.  So what people need to expect is exercise some patience because there will be a slowdown in the services provided and we are hoping that the majority of the public officers would understand that this is not only a situation that we are fighting for the ten percent but it’s also to get the good governance issues implemented, the legislation implemented so that we are not here five years from now with them coming to us for another five or ten percent.”

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