As firefighters went on strike Wednesday in protest over delayed negotiations with the government and unaddressed concerns dating back several years, the Police Welfare Association (PWA) has declared that it is satisfied with ongoing negotiations.
However, in a statement to St Lucia Times, the PWA made it clear that it stands in solidarity with other unions.
“The Police Welfare Association has expressed its satisfaction with the current negotiations with the Government Negotiating Team (GNT),” the PWA statement observed.
“The two entities have had cordial meetings and negotiations are ongoing,” it asserted.
But the association at the same time expressed support to the other unions and said it would like to see a ‘speedy resolution’ to the impasse between the GNT and the other unions.
Both the Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) and the Saint Lucia Teachers Union (SLTU) have expressed dissatisfaction with the pace of negotiations.
Both unions met their members on Monday to discuss the issue.