St. Maarten Minister’s pledge on payments averts industrial action

POSTED: 06/3/11 6:55 PM

GREAT BAY – Industrial action by staffers of the Ambulance Department was averted late Tuesday night after Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever assured them they would be paid for their overtime and for the services provided during Carnival.
The minister told journalists at the Council of Ministers press briefing that he was able to assure the staffers that the money would be in their accounts on Wednesday and they gave him a deadline of 12 noon.
“We’re ahead of the deadline because it has been taken care of. I just came from Windward Island Bank and they have informed me that the payments have been made. We’ve been in touch with RBTT and Scotia Bank. Those are in the process as well and I’m waiting for the last call from First Caribbean International Bank,” de Weever said.
The minister was not able to state why the money was not transferred on time.
“We’re still investigating and we’re trying to come up with a structural solution,” the minister said.

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