Tuesday, January 22, 2019

CSA Urges Members To Be Ready For Action If Necessary

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The  Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) has  called on its members to be ready for action if necessary as the trade union faces challenges in the New Year.

“”Members should not lose hope but must stay focused and ready to respond to calls for action if and when it becomes necessary,” the President of the organisation, Cyprian Montrope, declared in a New Year’s message.

He asserted that the CSA has regained its rightful place as the biggest and best Union in the island.

According to Montrope, the CSA’s membership has grown steadily over the last two years, due to renewed confidence in the organization and the perceived threat of job losses given the current socio-economic climate.

But he observed that in recent times, there have been attacks on the union and its officers on many different fronts.

Nevertheless, the CSA President made it clear that the trade union will not be discouraged and will continue to represent the interests of its membership in the various branches and workplaces in  Saint Lucia.

Montrope noted that during the last year, the CSA had its fair share of challenges, and the coming year is expected to be even more challenging.

He recalled that last year, the CSA was able to settle at least seven collective Agreements and is in the process of negotiating several others, including the one with the Government of Saint Lucia, which is due to expire in March 2019.

“We remain committed to the Trade Union Federation (TUF) and will continue to work collectively and collaboratively with the remaining affiliates in our quest to arrive at an amicable settlement,” Montrope stated.

He observed that the trade union’s  issues with LUCELEC remain on the front burner and the CSA will continue to pursue all available legal options to secure what is ‘just and right’ for its members.

“We cherish our track record of operating as a democratic and transparent union that places the interest of the membership at the forefront of our activities. We look forward to securing a better deal for members in 2019 and will continue steadfastly in our pursuit of social justice and in securing a safe, healthy and productive working environment for all workers in this country,” the CSA President said in his New Year’s message.

 

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Very well said Wow. Like me u can see through those multiple fake profiles actually dont b surprised if its the same two flambo hacks with muliple fake accounts trying desperately to swing public opinion with their 20th century style of politicking smh.. yes yes we r in the 21st century..
    Thanks mr Montrope as a member of the CSA i am ready to take action when called upon.

  2. While we fight and undermine each other the rich (employers federation) union are having a meeting at coco palm to devise ways to fire us without paying us our proper due. So stop the politics and support each other

  3. You did not come out and tell us about the bonus that the government proposed now you coming and talk about get ready for action,well like me and many other we not with you anymore,all of you trade unions on a political agenda,come and reel again,Mr.Montrope..

  4. Just make sure that $1500.00 in my account month end with you’ll nonsense. I prefer the lump sum than losing my job , just know what you’ll doing , big increase to lose my job hell no. You’ll better focus!

  5. …Hey people, please stop the politicking. This was an address to union members and the opinion of one union member who happen to be the president of the union so take a chill pill, please! I am confident that good sense will prevail and that the government and the union will find common ground. I know that civil servants represent the segment of the work force who are always at school, work several desk, don’t get bonus, are not paid over time, work under various types of unnecessary pressures, sometimes victimized, always sacrificing for the good of everything else irrespective of which party is is power, don’t have a lunch hour, no staff retreats and awards etc, …consequently, they deserve to no longer have the lowest salaries and the least benefits

  6. Hey people, please stop the politicking. This was an address to union members and the opinion of one union member who happen to be the president of the union so take a chill pill, please! I am confident that good sense will prevail and that the government and the union will find common ground. I know that civil servants represent the segment of the work force who are always at school, work several desk, don’t get bonus, are not paid over time, work under various types of unnecessary pressures, sometimes victimized, always sacrificing for the good of everything else irrespective of which party is is power, don’t have a lunch hour, no staff retreats and awards etc, consequently, they deserve to no longer have the lowest salaries and the least benefits

  7. Do civil servants deserve higher wages, more benefits and better working conditions? Why sidestep the obvious and become embroiled in political vitriol. Partisan politics is the biggest stumbling block for the advancement of civil servants and the entire population. Every time someone or some organization advocate for better from government, politics raises its ugly head. Being the head of a workers’ union, in St. Lucia, is an unrewarding job. Damn if you do, damn if you don’t. The workers themselves will have to flex their muscles if they want to improve their lot.

  8. Transparent? -gimmick
    Better deal?-gimmick
    Each time yall come to meetings yall taking workers concerns to bring to the prime minister and all yall commin back and say is dat he say no he say no.I use to think that the power of the union was to go on strike? They not using it. We never know wat the csa is up to trust me. In fact they said that they can’t say because if they say– it will compromise their chances.gimmick

    I have always advocated that when government workers retire that they shud be able to at least buy one and only one duty free vehicle with the little pension money . Can’t the union fight for this for them?

    And for all those people that will say government workers don’t work I say try working for government and after 1 week of poor workin conditions, small salary,short staff, no lunch hour, no overtime, doing work of 4 persons, bad appraisal again,no bonus, no increase,no nothing u will tell me how it feels.

    • Can u kindly let us know wat u have achieve from him which let’s u talk like that ( I mean it in a nice way). Because all feeling are reciprocal. Somebody is feelung somefing I tell you I wanna kno y y yyyyyyyyy

  9. CSA can operate and help members only when labour not in power, when labour forms the government we get no assistance from CSA. U think yr members are that stupid. And what are we getting ready for? Members assisting u all bunch of jokers to incite trouble

  10. You mean the CSA has found it voice since Labour is no longer in power! It was you same bunch that accepted 000% when labour was there. What, were you all on moomoo medication during that 3 year period? Nonsense!

  11. You recalled 7 settled agreements last year but you are predicting challenges for this year already. Why not predict success. You need to get rid of that crystal ball, or remove the red paint on it. Ha ha

    • I agree with yur comment
      By saying that he already saying if he fail he had already warn yall lmao !! mmmmm

    • Aa!! So u mean to say montrope does drink? Rum? Water? Well he need to drink more rum to be more brave in front chastenet

    • Blackshade (whatever that means), Albert Celestin(FAKE) and Sophie (crackphie), you all are so good that promoting the same old party and divisive lines that you all don’t even recognized that these have been used for years and are not working. The man addressed the members of his organization and you all jumping to attack with no teeth. BlackShade , at least they took moomoo medication but its time you stop your intelligence blocking steroids. Get off it NOW.

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