Saturday 19 September, 2020

CTUSAB tells government to hurry up with promised Commissions

CTUSAB General Secretary Dennis De Peiza

CTUSAB General Secretary Dennis De Peiza

Months after the announcement by Prime Minister Mia Mottley in January this year that government was moving to establish both a Teaching Services

Commission and Protective Services Commission, the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) is asking why the protracted delay in bringing them to fruition.

General Secretary Dennis De Peiza says giving effect to these two Commissions, must be seen as a priority as part of the Government’s move to reform the Public Service of Barbados.

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In a statement issued on the morning of Friday, he contended the Congress had seen no evidence to indicate any action made by successive governments to bring the Commissions into reality.

“CTUSAB recalls the decision taken by the Cabinet of Barbados under the last administration, that the proclamation date for Section 89A of the Barbados Constitution (Amendment) Act and the Service Commissions Amendment Act, which give effect to the establishment and operation of a Teaching Service Commission, would have been October 16, 2017.

“The Congress takes this opportunity to repeat its call on the government to act on the long outstanding matter of the Proclamation of the Police Amendment Act 2001-3, by committing to place it before the cabinet of Barbados, for obtaining the required approval for the assent of the Governor-General of Barbados,” the veteran trade unionist said.

De Peiza suggested, as a next step to establishing the Commissions, government as a matter of priority; address the legal framework of these commissions, which includes their structure and functions.

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