The Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) has expressed surprise and disappointment at the Prime Minister’s lack of response on the issue of duty free concessions for travelling officers.
In a January 14, 2020 letter to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, CSA General Secretary, Claude Paul recalled that the trade union had written twice to him on the matter – on July 12, 2019, and August 9, 2019.
“We are indeed surprised and disappointed at the fact that you have failed to respond to the above letters for reasons best known to yourself,” Paul stated.
The CSA General Secretary explained that the members of the trade union at a recent meeting agreed to write Chastanet again, “this time by way of the attached petition seeking an audience with you to discuss this rather important matter.”
He said attached to the letter was a list of the public servants / members of the CSA who authorised the union to forward the request on their behalf.
(Story updated to correct typo regarding date of CSA letter)