Saturday, February 29, 2020

TUF Accuses Government Of Reneging On Agreement

Saint Lucia’s Trade Union Federation (TUF) has accused the Government of reneging on the agreement reached during recent negotiations.

TUF President, Julian Monrose told St Lucia Times that members met Monday to review the situation and were very unhappy.

“When we met with the Government Negotiating Team (GNT) on July 1st,  we were of the view that everything had been settled,” Monrose explained.

But he accused the government of having reneged on some of the areas that were agreed upon.

“Further to that  even in the payment of the lump sum they have made errors. We have discovered that in many instances people who were due the  $1,800 did not receive it,” Monrose told St Lucia Times.

“We had  some cases where one of our affiliates was reporting that they paid some people $1000 rather than $1,800 and so we find that it grossly unacceptable,” the TUF President declared.

“We are not happy with the way the GNT sought to bring us around the table to sign the collective agreement,” he stated.

“It was not in keeping with what we agreed on,” according to Monrose.

He disclosed that the TUF has written to the GNT seeking to have the issues ironed out.

He asserted that the TUF is standing firm that public servants must receive their proper salary increases, all settlements of retroactive pay and lump sum by their August salary.

He declared that failure to do so would cause the umbrella trade movement grouping of which he is President to call on its members to take a stand.

Monrose recalled that the government had been given a July deadline which was extended.



  1. Monrose you are aware the it the individual ac. Dept . That made the error you are talking about. Futher that particular problem was addressed yesterday by the oic…

    • So Monk(ey), how would he and the other workers know that. You must be the one in the ac department that deliberately cause the “error”.

      • People should be at liberty to have differing opinions without have to be called derogatory names. Calling someone a monkey is not nice. And it shows a propensity for bullying. Just stick to the topic.

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