Outgoing President of the Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA), Yvonne Edwin, responding to a question of whether she is concerned about politics in the local trade union group, has asserted that everything seems to be about politics.
“I think this will continue to be a problem and not just in CSA, but throughout the economy, through social media – everything seems to be about politics,” she told St Lucia Times.
The former CSA President spoke Wednesday as the trade union held its conference of delegates.
“I am one who believes that politics and elections are on one day – after elections, a government governs and implements policies and they obviously will move the country in different directions,” she observed.
Edwin said as citizens and members of any organization, individuals have to be involved in the process but not allow politics to divide them.
“An office with an air condition or air quality issues – a government will not fix that problem for their supporters, they fix the air quality issues for the workers in there. Salary negotiations are negotiated for every public officer – not for a labour party or UWP supporter. And I think until we understand this fundamental thing, we will allow politics to divide us.”
Edwin encouraged Saint Lucians to ‘hold firm’ and think of their country first.