Over the years, employees of the PWC held protest action on several occasions over non-payment of salaries, among a number of other issues.
Letang said, “I understand that the last time they were paid was for the period up to 11th May, but they were paid that salary at the end of June. Since that time, they have not been paid.”
Letang says the situation was brought to his attention recently, and this has prompted him to make contact with the staff, in order to make plans for a meeting with them next week, to discuss a way forward. He said “This is a long time to be working and not get paid.”
Letang added that the union will be writing to Prime Minister Skerrit requesting an audience with him to discuss the public works, to ascertain whatever issues that he may have, and to see how it can be sorted out.
He stated, “in an earlier meeting with Prime Minister Skerrit we had appealed to him to make some monies available to bail out the Public Works Corporation. I proposed that we should meet again to discuss some of the concerns with regards to public works.”
Meanwhile he advised that as regards the 20 employees who were laid off in June 2015, and who applied for redundancy, that payment was settled in July.