Tag archive for ‘civil servants’
Unified unions of St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Unions still at odds with government over salary cuts

PHILIPSBURG – The labor unions and the Council of Ministers still have not reached an agreement about the 12.5 cut in the labor conditions for civil servants – a requirement for receiving continued financial More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020

What is reasonable?

By Hilbert Haar Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs has appealed to labor unions to be more reasonable in their approach to the government since it has become clear that said unions are squarely opposed to the looming More...

PM Silveria Jacobs National Address - March14 2020
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020

PM Jacobs: “Unions should be more reasonable”

PHILIPSBURG – The government’s decision to accept the kingdom’s conditions for liquidity support is not going down well with civil servant and their unions. That much is clear from the meeting the unions More...

Member of Parliament Sarah A. Wescot-Williams
By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

MP Wescot Poses Questions on Kingdom Government Negotiations and Conditions

PHILIPSBURG — It is interesting to see how the Government is managing its negotiations with the unions representing government workers. While on May 19th, the Government presented to Parliament a so-called More...

Michael J. Ferrier - from Soualiganewsday
By The Publisher On Sunday, May 24th, 2020

We are all in this together, right?

Dear Editor, The spirit of compromise seems to be in short supply these days. A pity really and also a bit baffling. The Coronavirus does not discriminate. With few exceptions, every country, creed or color, must More...

Union members at the Government Building - 20200522
By The Publisher On Friday, May 22nd, 2020

No protection for civil servants against lower salaries

PHILIPSBURG – Now that the government has accepted the Kingdom’s conditions for liquidity support, the salaries of civil servants and politicians are up for review: a 25 percent cut in the remuneration of politicians More...

Claire Elshot-Aventurin
By The Publisher On Saturday, May 9th, 2020

Elshot: government wants to cut vacation allowance for civil servants

PHILIPSBURG – Cutting the vacation allowance for all civil servants who earn more than 4,000 guilders a month, a ten percent salary cut for those who earn more than 8,000 guilders, a freeze on bonuses and increments. More...

Door2door Ltiquidity Support - Cartoon
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Liquidity support still up in the air

PHILIPSBURG – The government is still in a bind about the liquidity support it is expecting from the Netherlands for 2018 and 2019. But so far, St. Maarten has not met the conditions the Kingdom Council of Ministers More...

Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs
By The Publisher On Thursday, February 6th, 2020

PM Jacobs unaware of freedom of speech rules for civil servants

PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said during Wednesday’s Council of Ministers press briefing in a reaction to the row over a Facebook-video published by the head of the labor department, Peggy Ann More...

New Government Administration Building, update
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

The right to freedom of expression for civil servants – an overview

PHILIPSBURG – Where does the right to freedom of expression of civil servants begin and where does it stop? That question becomes relevant in the wake of the Facebook-rant by the head of the labor department, More...