Emmanuel asks about more cuts, how internal shifting will work

~ Says Irion trying to play word games ~ PHILIPSBURG — Civil servants possibly having to sustain more cuts to their salaries and benefits was one of the main areas of concern highlighted by Independent MP Christophe Emmanuel during the Central Committee meeting discussion on the country reform package on Monday. In total the MP asked 73 questions More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, February 19th, 2021

TelEm awaits new proposal from union

PHILIPSBURG -- The spat between TelEm CEO Kendal Dupersoy and SMCU-leader Ludson Evers has calmed down a bit after Dupersoy retracted the first paragraph of a letter he sent to the union that began with the sarcastic More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Relationship between TelEm and union deteriorates

~ TelEm CEO admits to ghetto tone in letter to SMCU ~ PHILIPSBURG -- The relationship between TelEm’s Chief Executive Officer Kendal Dupersoy and Ludson Evers, the President of the St. Maarten Communication Union More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Government sidelines unions with unilateral decisions about austerity measures

PHILIPSBURG — The government had decided to take decisions about COVID-19 related cost saving measures without the express approval of the unions that are represented in the CvV (Commissie van Vakorganisties More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Sales clerk loses court case over salary-reduction

PHILIPSBURG- – A 22-year sales clerk of a local cheese shop lost her job due an argument with her now former employer over a 50 percent salary reduction. The Court in First Instance admittedly awarded the More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 8th, 2021

Union reps picket at Knops’ press conference

PHILIPSBURG — Union representatives picketed in front of the Maho Resort where State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops gave a press conference at the end of his visit to the island. They did not get an audience More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 21st, 2020

WICSU-PSU union says “Communication is Key!”

The WICSU-PSU Union read with much dismay the press release “All draft function books to be submitted by December 23” which appeared in the Daily Herald on Wednesday December 16, 2020. The article informed More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

MP Buncamper questions Minister of VSA on illegal labor dismissals

PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament (MP) of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Claudius “Toontje” Buncamper on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, posed a number of questions to the Minister of labor, Richard Panneflek, More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

TelEm subcontractors working with illegal immigrants

ST. PETER’S — TelEm’s Fiber to Home project is a source of contention for local workers. In St. Peters, the hiring of illegal immigrants by contractors led to protests in the neighborhood. Residents More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

MP Buncamper questions Telem subcontractor working with illegals

PHILIPSBURG — On Tuesday, Member of Parliament, (MP) Claudius Buncamper, of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) faction in Parliament, sent a letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs addressing the local sub-contractors More...

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