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Flawed promotion process

YVETTE BEST, [email protected]

Flawed promotion process

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THE NATIONAL UNION of Public Workers (NUPW) is looking to see how the “madness” in the public service that is affecting public servants can be arrested.

Speaking to the media after meeting with customs officers for just over three hours at the NUPW headquarters yesterday, senior industrial relations officer Wayne Walrond said there are a number of problems plaguing the officers, which are mirrored across the public service that must be addressed.

The main issue at yesterday’s meeting was what they saw as the lack of fairness and transparency in the recruitment process for the posts of customs officer 1, 2 and 3, which has seen people acting in the posts for several years being overlooked.

“This issue of filling of posts . . . . the recruitment and employment code is causing gross injustice and discomfort to officers. We are saying the intention of that Public Service Act was that a post should not be vacant for more than one year unless it is frozen by the minister, or permission has been sought by the Governor General.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.