Representatives of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations met earlier today with Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler to discuss next year’s mass retrenchment of public sector workers.
CTUSAB President Cedric Murrell told the media they sought clarification on the implications of the plan to send home more than 3,000 workers by March and discussed how best member unions could respond.
“The Congress’ Executive Board [would] meet tomorrow afternoon and we would discuss it in-depth and at some later time we will be discussing the matter with the press, either on Friday or Saturday,” he said.
General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers Dennis Clarke was tight-lipped following the meeting.
He would only say, “I don’t know if we can call these meetings successful. All that happened is that the minister would have given further information as to what is happening in the economy and what needs to be done. If you call that success well . . . .”