Saturday, December 7, 2019

Saint Lucia Government Says It Is Committed To Workers

Press Release:-  The Government of Saint Lucia takes the opportunity to restate its commitment to the general welfare of all Saint Lucian workers. The core of its policies include the boosting of morale and the improvement of the productivity of the State.

Since 2016, the Government has addressed several long outstanding issues related to the health and safety of employees within the public service and at our nation’s educational and medical institutions. This is an ongoing process which will require continued dialogue with all stakeholders and the commitment of the requisite financial resources.

The Government reaffirms its commitment to the process of engaging workers and looks forward to the expeditious conclusion to the 2016-2019 public sector wage negotiations. The Government remains confident that the Cabinet-appointed Government Negotiating Team (GNT) and the negotiating parties can reach consensus so that together we may move forward.

The Government is aware that the GNT has been meeting regularly with the various union representatives and also has several meetings scheduled with the parties involved in negotiations.

The Government notes that the responsibility for successful negotiations lies with all parties acting in good faith, to reach an outcome which takes into consideration the current economic climate and improves the working conditions of all workers.

The Government of Saint Lucia is concerned about the level of misinformation which has been circulated of late in relation to its policies. This matter will be addressed in the appropriate forum.

The Government calls on all involved in the ongoing negotiations to be responsible and allow the process to continue in a manner that will be beneficial to the continued development of our nation.


  1. Why state that there is misinformation and fail to address it but instead leave it to what you consider ” The appropriate forum” This matters are the business of all St. Lucians as we are the taxpayers whose taxes keep the wheels of government spinning. I suspect that this press release is no more than spinning.

  2. What kind of antagonistic press release is this? This is the kind of mediocrity that really inflame people to anger and action! Instead of addressing the people’s concern you “throwing words”. Waste of time!!!

  3. What about the private sector workers are being exploited the Owen King hospital own by the government Guardsman are paying guards 4:25 cents an hour working 12 hour shifts government needs to do something about that as that is worst than slavery

  4. Just do it. If you really want the citizenry to believe you, make your promises concrete. This is the time for action not talk. The country needs a government that talks less and do more.

  5. Did I read in paragraph of the press release that “The Government is aware that the GNT has been meeting regularly with the various union representatives and also has several meetings scheduled with the parties involved in negotiations”. Really? How come when the GNT last met with them in August?

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