Mold problems at General Post Office

Mold problems at General Post Office

Employees of the General Post Office  (GPO) on Bridge Street have revealed that a long standing problem of mold infestation in the building has now become a major health hazard.

Employee, Gabriel Albert Joseph said the response to the problem has always been to invite workmen to “scrape, paint and patch”.

But Joseph has said that the measures employed are against staff orders.

Gabriel Joseph

He explained that within the work environment are persons who suffer from asthma and bronchitis.

Joseph said as a result of being affected by the situation, some employees have had to proceed on sick leave.

“The last we had was that the shop steward and the union came in and they just watched it,’ he recalled.

According to Joseph, a health crew later visited the GPO and asked how the employees could work under such conditions.

He complained that the air conditioners circulate dust.

“I believe the time is right for the minister or whoever is responsible to know what is going on here – it’s not easy. You ask for dust masks – they don’t have. You have to purchase your own dust masks to wear, come to work and give the public the best that they can. It’s a shame,” Joseph declared.

He disclosed that the employees are being represented by the Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) which says it is awaiting a report on the situation.

“They  said until the report we must hold on, but they don’t understand what is going on,” Joseph stated, noting that the mold situation has been a problem for years.

He revealed that just today a female employee of the post office broke out in a skin rash.

“Who is going to foot her medical bill? Nobody!” Joseph stated.

He said all he was asking is for  the employees to get better conditions of work.

“Until the workers here take a stand and say enough is enough, this will go on,” Joseph said, adding that if the concerns of the workers are ignored, their next option is to stay away from work.

 

 

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11 Comments

  1. Glenda Abraham
    February 28, 2017 at 5:26 pm Reply

    The mould issue will not be eradicated with the present attempts to solve the problem what is required is to treat the mold with a mould treatment which should be available from the hardware store.
    Mould spores is not good for the lungs and will cause long term health issues.

    1. H&L Environmental Services
      February 28, 2017 at 7:05 pm Reply

      We usually take this mold situation too lightly. Mold is not treated with a hardware store mold treatment, nor is it a matter of scrapping and painting. The only way is to have the place remediated. This has to be done by professionals. The remediation will take care of both visible and invisible mold spores, on surfaces and within the air. 384-7868

  2. Anonymous
    February 28, 2017 at 5:58 pm Reply

    Boy! Oh boy! St. Lucia have really gone to the dogs. I’m just wondering, what were our so called leaders doing over the years?

  3. Anonymous
    February 28, 2017 at 6:56 pm Reply

    Slp was in power all the time; uwp just got there; y complain now

  4. Anonymous
    February 28, 2017 at 6:57 pm Reply

    O god put a hand in this hypocritical society.Can u imagine after 8 month’s of this young government is the only time I seem to think that st Lucia has experience it’s ills.everywhere u turn now some entity of the governmen have MOLD!!! Where was all this mold at. I guess the prime minister brought into office with him.

  5. Anonymous
    February 28, 2017 at 6:59 pm Reply

    St Lucian too byass

  6. [email protected]
    March 1, 2017 at 6:05 am Reply

    I am an employee of general post office . I wouldn’t say that there’s isn’t a mold problem but this guy is just a trouble maker. Why now? Is it because u dislike the government and management? you leave in a worst mold condition at you house. Don’t complian.

    1. As It Is
      March 1, 2017 at 5:13 pm Reply

      You are agreeing with his “COMPLAINT, (MOLD)” but yet still you are attempting to cast him aside.
      Is that the first attempt to get cleaner air to circulate in the post office?
      Why not rally with the issue rather strike the man down, you go as far as his home. When the mold gets eradicated and the place is completely clean you too will benefit.

      For the rest of the employees who fear “VICTIMIZATION” he is their mouthpiece and i suspect you are one.

  7. Anonymous
    March 1, 2017 at 7:06 am Reply

    Don’t lick the stamps because even the stamps have mold.

  8. Sad-But-True
    March 1, 2017 at 10:00 am Reply

    Evil Chastanet is giving his supporters free food even in the Post Office in the form of fake manner. Lol. Mold. Lmao.
    You think Evil Chastanet playing. Hahahaaaa

  9. Sad-But-True
    March 1, 2017 at 10:02 am Reply

    Manna

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