UWP denies austerity plans

UWP denies austerity plans

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia –Saturday, May 21, 2016 – The United Workers Party wishes to alert the public, particularly our civil servants to be aware of a propaganda correspondence from an operative of the Labour Party, aiming to create panic among them.

The propaganda claims that the UWP will take austerity measures against them when elected. This is nothing short of heartlessness by this callous Labour operative to use our hard-working civil servants in their political mischief and is patently untrue.

The Labour Government has never been nice to our civil servants.

They will remember that it was Kenny Anthony’s Labour Government that recently attempted to secretly cut their salaries by 5 percent. They were then subsequently forced to accept a salary freeze.

Further, it must not be forgotten that it is the Labour Government that constantly overlooks career civil servants for senior positions within the service and parachutes their political operatives into these top positions.

Again, it was the Labour Government under the leadership of Kenny Anthony that made civil servants entering the service after 2003 non-pensionable.

Further still, our police officers have been demoralized; thanks to Kenny Anthony and his reckless statement concerning them in his public address on the IMPACS Report.

Finally, let us not forget that it was Kenny Anthony that referred to civil servants as being unproductive.
This is in direct contrast to UWP Governments that have always sought after the interest of our civil servants.

We provided them with a 14.3 percent salary increase – the highest recorded increase they have ever received. And we are on record as filling the top civil service positions with our career civil servants.

We want to assure all civil servants that we will continue our distinguished record of looking after their best interests when we form the next Government.

Finally, the UWP calls upon the operatives of the Labour Government to stop harassing our civil servants in your scramble for political gain.

The UWP believes that this latest Labour propaganda should be the last straw to break the little trust that our civil servants have left in this Labour Government and is further proof that the SLP is desperate enough to resort to anything to hold onto to the reins of power. –

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  1. Thinker
    May 21, 2016 at 10:53 pm Reply

    We promise once you vote us into power we will:

    – Make it rain milk and honey
    – Cut gas prices to zero
    – Give everyone in St. Lucia a job
    – Cut the work week to one day
    – Make pigs fly
    – Turn water into wine
    – Pull a curtain over your eyes
    – And shaft you when you’re not looking.

    We pledge to do all of this in 5 years. ….but only after you vote to put us in power. NOT BEFORE.!!!

  2. Observer
    May 22, 2016 at 7:50 am Reply

    Question to all public servants, weren’t all of you been paid before VAT?

    Because Kenny said that the VAT is to pay you all.

    Kenny colleccted 346 million dollars in VAT and that is the state of our country.

    What kind of management is that.

  3. Sad-But-True
    May 22, 2016 at 9:46 am Reply

    If Crazy Allen Chastanet, opened his big white mouth and said he would remove VAT, what do you think he meant?

    To whom would he go to get the monies to pay Civil Servants etc?
    He would have to go to the IMF. And what does the IMF do? Install Austerity measures to rebuild an economy that our Supreme Leader – Dr. Kenny D Anthony and the Superior Party – SLP, has built.
    It’s NOT Rocket Science.

    So Allen knows the Inferiority complex that dwells within his own party. So he throws anything in mix.

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