Employees of the Castries Constituencies Council (CCC) downed tools Monday morning in what one of the workers said was a ‘sit in protest’ against management plans to introduce new working arrangements.
According to the disgruntled employee, the protest is over plans to introduce extended working hours and a new shift system.
“It not going to work,” the employee, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told St Lucia Times.
Some 50 employees of the Sanitation and Works Departments were involved in the protest Monday morning, it was reported.
They gathered in the CCC yard to await the arrival of representatives of the National Workers Union (NWU), which is their bargaining agent.
The employees said they were awaiting direction from the union.
Union and CCC officials were not immediately available for comment.