PAD closure stalls union
Closure of the E. Humphrey Walcott Building has halted discussion on appointments and promotions within the Public Service.
The building at the corner of Culloden Road and Collymore Rock, St Michael, was closed intermittently since July 20 to treat bed bugs. However, the chemicals used reportedly caused severe reactions among staff and it has now been “closed until further notice”.
The Personnel Administration Division, the Ministry of the Civil Service and the Unemployment Section of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) operated out of the building. The Unemployment Section is now at the nearby Frank Walcott Building.
Acting general secretary of the National Union of Public Workers, Delcia Burke, told the NATION they were scheduled to meet with PAD officials on August 3, but the bed bug issue had caused it to be postponed. (SAT)
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