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Minister of Justice and Unions engage in productive dialogue

By   /  November 23, 2020  /  Justice, Labor  /  Comments Off on Minister of Justice and Unions engage in productive dialogue

POND ISLAND — On Friday, November 20th, 2020, the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson hosted a meeting with Unions representing members within law enforcement to discuss various pressing matters. After receiving word that the Unions were in a space of uncertainty regarding various issues, Minister Richardson on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 sent an […]

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CCSU members and secretariat refuse to meet with Council of Ministers

By   /  October 1, 2020  /  Government, Labor  /  Comments Off on CCSU members and secretariat refuse to meet with Council of Ministers

POND ISLAND — Prime Minister Jacobs and the Council of Ministers have made several attempts to meet with the CCSU and particularly the secretariat of the CCSU whose role is to serve as an impartial mediator between Government and the unions. The Minister of General Affairs as was requested by the CCSU members in their […]

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Unions no show to meeting with Minister Richardson

By   /  July 18, 2020  /  Justice, Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on Unions no show to meeting with Minister Richardson

POND ISLAND — The meeting set to take place at 5 pm on Friday, July 17, 2020, between the Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson and the leadership of St. Maarten police union NAPB, St. Maarten and Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU) to discuss the grievances expressed by union members, did not […]

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Council of Ministers Commends Unity Among Unions

By   /  June 25, 2020  /  Government, Labor  /  Comments Off on Council of Ministers Commends Unity Among Unions

The Government of St. Maarten has been informed of a series of manifestations that have been ongoing this week. Permission for these manifestations was requested and they have been granted. The government was also informed concerning the willingness of union members to partake in these meetings and manifestations. During the past two days, Prime Minister […]

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GAP BETWEEN PARTIES IS CLOSING

By   /  May 29, 2020  /  Finance  /  Comments Off on GAP BETWEEN PARTIES IS CLOSING

The Unions and the government have been meeting regularly to discuss how to best move forward with necessary cuts. The last proposal was delivered to the unions on Monday, May 25th, which entailed a vacation pay cut of 50% for 2020 and 2021, leaving salaries untouched. Other cuts like uniforms, travel costs, and overtime for […]

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COST-CUTTING MEASURES DISCUSSED WITH UNIONS

By   /  May 15, 2020  /  Finance, Government  /  Comments Off on COST-CUTTING MEASURES DISCUSSED WITH UNIONS

Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion

Government awaiting further feedback from CCSU On Wednesday, May 13th, the Council of Ministers met with the unions for a second time, to discuss the proposed cost-cutting measures for Government. Some of these suggestions directly influence Civil Servants, thus deeming it necessary to discuss these measures with the spokespersons of the Committee of Civil Servants […]

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