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CHIEF EDUCATION OFFICER SAYS SCHOOLS ARE OPEN

Wednesday brought another day of confusion for parents who were not sure whether schools would be open, after two days without formal instruction and in the throes industrial unrest. However, the acting Chief Education Officer is making it clear, that schools have been opened from Tuesday, despite low attendance records.  

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FIRE SERVICE STRETCHED TO THE LIMIT BY INDUSTRIAL ACTION

The fire department was stretched to the limit on Wednesday, as fire officers made good on their promise to stay away from their jobs, amid frustrations with the status of negotiations with the government negotiating team (GNT). The fire fighters gave notice of strike action on Tuesday, following an emergency …

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FIRE FIGHTERS SERVE NOTICE OF STRIKE ACTION

Firefighters have served government notice of industrial action starting Wednesday, March 13th, 2019. The notice was given in writing to permanent secretary in the ministry of the public service, Peggy-Ann Soudatt. It was signed by the President of the Saint Lucia Fire Service Association, Shane Felix.      

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TEACHERS NO SHOW FOR SCHOOL AMID REPORTS OF A SICK OUT

Teachers and students failed to show up for school on Tuesday amid reports of a staged sick out over stalled negotiations. The St. Lucia Teachers Union is calling on the government negotiating team to give some feedback on 2016 – 2019 negotiations.  

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FIRE SERVICE ASSOCIATION MEETS ITS MEMBERS

Earlier today, our Southern office covered the firefighters meeting in Vieux Fort. At that time, the St. Lucia Fire Service Association called on the government negotiating team to place priority on the unique situation of negotiations for 2016 – 2019.  

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FIRE OFFICERS TO DISCUSS STALLED NEGOTIATIONS ON TUESDAY

The men and women of the St. Lucia Fire Service say they too, are concerned about stalled negotiations with the government. The chairman of the Fire Service Association says fire officers will meet on Tuesday March 12th, to decide on a course of action to address the stale-mate.  

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TEACHERS DEMAND SIT DOWN WITH GOVERNMENT OVER STALLED NEGOTIATIONS

Saint Lucia’s teachers were not in the classroom on Monday March 11th. Instead, they reported for an emergency meeting convened by the St. Lucia Teachers Union to discuss stalled negotiations with the government negotiating team. Union officials say proposals for the 2016-2019 negotiating period, were re-submitted seven months ago, but …

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