WASA Workers Protest Over Alleged Retrenchment Of 600 Workers

Workers of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) are calling on the Government to treat with them in good faith.

The workers, backed by their representative Public Services Association trade union, staged a lunchtime protest at the Authority’s Head Office in Saint Joseph. According to the PSA, it’s alleged that under the WASA restructuring plan 600 employees of the Authority are to be retrenched.

First Vice President of the PSA, Khadijah Thomas, says they have written a letter to Public Utilities Minister Marvin Gonzales giving him seven days to respond, failing which they will continue to do what we needs to be done to defend their members.

The PSA has filed three Memorandum of Agreement in the Industrial Court outlining specifically how the restructuring process should take place and how the Authority should deal with any excess staff on the completion of the restructuring exercise.

The trade union says though they continue to be ignored by the Authority and the Minister of Public Utilities.

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