Duke tries to "pound" his way into Finance Ministry

PSA Pres­i­dent Wat­son Duke is at this time "pound­ing" out a tune on the glass doors at the Min­istry of Fi­nance as he de­mands to be let in­to the gov­ern­ment of­fice.

Ac­com­pa­nied by a small con­tin­gent of pub­lic ser­vants, Duke and se­nior of­fi­cers at the Pub­lic Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion are call­ing for the set­tle­ment of out­stand­ing ar­rears owed to gov­ern­ment work­ers for the pe­ri­od 2014 to 2016.

Urg­ing more work­ers to take their lunch hour and pro­ceed to the court-yard at Twin Tow­ers, Duke said they were dis­ap­point­ed and an­gered fol­low­ing a meet­ing with the CPO this morn­ing.

Duke said even though the CPO has one month to of­fer a counter-pro­pos­al to the PSA's de­mand for "a liv­ing wage" - noth­ing has been put for­ward.

The PSA Pres­i­dent has vowed that un­til the pub­lic ser­vants are paid, they will be gath­er­ing every Tues­day to sig­nal to Gov­ern­ment that they are no longer buy­ing the ex­cuse that the coun­try has no mon­ey.

Reporter: Annalisa Paul

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