6 Feb 2011

Dunceys daring dotishness

Hmmm, cops want 40% increase in salary but are only 3.65% effective. And that is an officially given 3.65% figure, you hear?

Dunceys are willing to strike for the 40% increase:

Frustrated over the decision by the Chief Personnel Officer to offer them a five-percent increase in salaries, police officers from the Police Second Division are planning to stay away from work effective tomorrow.

The officers had given a clear mandate to the Police Second Division Association executive to persuade the CPO to offer them a 40-percent increase in salary, but the CPO has already indicated that the five-percent offer stands.

There are over 5,000 members of the Police Social and Welfare Association, and yesterday police officers indicated to Sunday Newsday that mass absenteeism will take effect from tomorrow.

Officers added that staying away from work from Monday will be the first step to indicate to the authorities that they are no longer prepared to sit back and settle for what they described as “a waste of time” salary increase.

Officers pointed out that the cost of living has gone up, but their salaries have remained the same and they want better wages if they are to assist in the fight against crime.

Some officers will also embark on a plan to desist from working overtime, and will not make themselves available for police exercises when they are called upon to report for duties.

Now, contrast this with the outrage emitted when some other public servants asked for considerably less! They were offered 1%!! Here the self same CPO offers 5% to the only group who performance is definitely worse than the other public servants’.

Just one more thing to make a person fart fire, you hear?