CSA President: Pay cut talk is speculation

CSA President: Pay cut talk is speculation

The President of the Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA), Yvonne Edwin, has said that the union, although hearing talk about it,  has received nothing official regarding salary cuts for civil servants.

“We have heard and members have been indicating individually that they are aware of these talks, because they are merely speculation,” Edwin stated.

She explained that like everyone else, the CSA is awaiting the budget presentation.

“At the soonest, once the budget is presented and these are the strategies that will be used – I mean this is something that we have heard from previous governments, this is something that especially when the budget is about to be delivered , there is always these speculations that play themselves out,” Edwin said.

“We will await an announcement through the budget and then we can meet with our members so that we could indicate a clear mandate as to how we move forward,” the CSA official told reporters.

She asserted that every government would have a different policy direction.

“Because we may not always agree with what a government may propose, it is something that you have to be open to dialogue and ensure that whatever it is, none of our members will be disadvantaged,” Edwin said.

She observed that the CSA will take its mandate from its members based on what they deem is best for them.

“The union will continue to monitor, keep our ears to the ground as to what is happening, but of course we can only give out official releases based on official correspondence,” the union President stated.

 

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14 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm Reply

    Dirty chastanet reduce the vat but turn around to cut down the pay of civil servants the entire country should go on strike to bring the current administration to it knees

  2. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 2:33 pm Reply

    Hmm, i wonder what will be Ms. Mary Isaac stance now that she is on the other side. Will be interesting to see

    1. The Crow
      April 13, 2017 at 5:16 pm Reply

      Shut up! What was your stance then?

    2. Anonymous
      April 13, 2017 at 6:24 pm Reply

      You forget Mary said she is representing the workers !

  3. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 3:15 pm Reply

    We are jumping the gun let’s wait for the budget to see what’s in there

  4. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 3:31 pm Reply

    SLP propaganda.

  5. youty
    April 13, 2017 at 4:17 pm Reply

    That president looks like a fish out of water.

  6. CSA member
    April 13, 2017 at 7:02 pm Reply

    The CSA President is a Fish out of water taking her Que from StHill and Lord Help Him

  7. Anonymous
    April 14, 2017 at 11:21 am Reply

    CSA president and the rest of u hacks must be cows,obviously I’ll will say Moooooo no matter what the present Gov. Says!however I think the prime minister will do what is good for our country because he is not hungry as some of you.

  8. Anonymous
    April 14, 2017 at 1:32 pm Reply

    O boy hear we go; time time to stop that shi….. let the country move forward

  9. Anonymous
    April 14, 2017 at 7:29 pm Reply

    Always always jumping to conclusions.
    St Lucians good at that. In my opinion everyone who reaches between 55 and 60 years who have worked for 20 years must go. Lump sum must be paid within two years. PS’s are paid far to much. Ministers should use their own vehicles with travel allowance.

  10. concerned foreign citizen
    April 14, 2017 at 7:33 pm Reply

    Always always jumping to conclusions.
    St Lucians good at that. In my opinion everyone who reaches between 55 and 60 years who have worked for 20 years must go. Lump sum must be paid within two years. PS’s are paid far to much. Ministers should use their own vehicles with travel allowance.

  11. Anonymous
    April 14, 2017 at 8:29 pm Reply

    St Lucia is not independent but rather interdependent kindly bear that in mind. Unpopular decisions will have to be entertained to keep the country floating financially. Such decisions are being manifested globally. Hence solutions to problems need to be proposed rather than additional problems.

  12. Calvin
    April 17, 2017 at 5:43 pm Reply

    It’s really quite simple. We all know it. And we know what needs to be done.

    Firstly, this is a non-partisan issue.

    Public servants have for too long, much too long, enjoyed a salary and compensation package that far exceeds the results in work expected from them. Simply stated, they are over-paid and been living high off the taxpayers of St. Lucia for decades.

    Ask yourself a question — does the public service have service standards? Standards with respect to client service? No, they don’t. Why not? The private sector does.

    Ask your elected official — why is it that the payroll of the public service is financed by borrowed monies? Yes, for every public servant we pay, our government goes into greater debt with literally passing month. And that’s sad. It really is for the people of St. Lucia.

    Ask government “Why aren’t we trimming our civil service to be more fiscally responsible?”

    Cabinet Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister:
    (758) 468-2115

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