Postal workers ‘rest and reflect’

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If you did not get your mail delivery on Thursday, it is probably because postal workers took a day off to “rest and reflect.”

Most employees at the 47 delivery and 17 corporate offices were absent from duties.

They stayed away from work in protest against non-payment of the first tranche of back pay.

They are the latest public sector employees to demonstrate over outstanding retroactive salary payments.

The workers’ “legitimate expectations” were not met, said David Forbes, President of the Postal Workers’ Union.

Forbes called for “a definitive date” for the payments.

The workers “are being played,” he slammed, and “they have had enough of this.”

But Reynold Baldeosingh, General Manager of TT Post, noted that the government is seeking to raise funds to pay outstanding bills.

Baldeosingh said the workers were promised payment of the first tranche in September.

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