DPSU releases think tank report to address ongoing challenges at the Public Works Corporation

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share Sharecenter_img General Secretary Mr. Thomas LetangThe Dominica Public Service Union in an effort to address the ongoing challenges which the members of their union employed at the Public Service Corporation are facing, held a “think tank” session and have released a report with a view to resolving these concerns.General Secretary of the Public Service Union (PSU) Mr. Thomas Letang, told a press conference this morning that there are several concerns and challenges at Public Works Corporation which needs to be addressed. The major concern explained by Mr. Letang is the non-payment of salaries.“The problem is that a number of people are employed and are not getting paid nor getting work to do, while other institutions are awarded contracts,” he said.The report also indicates that due to the financial contraints of the PSU, their competitior Emile Gaddarkhan Et Fils has the upper hand in receiving contractual works which the Corporation otherwise should receive. According to Letang, “the Corporation is being sidelined every time a big project of the Government comes up stream and situations like non-adherence to contractual terms by the Ministry of Works, disruptions in work schedules, non-collection of revenues for work done, and frequent changes in management are the main issues.”Letang contends that the constant changes in management leaves the Corporation very weak and therefore issues remain unaddressed.The report has been copied to the Honorable Prime Minster Roosevelt Skerrit, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works, the Chairman and Board of Directors of the Public Works Corporation and the General Manager of the Public Works Corporation.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews DPSU releases think tank report to address ongoing challenges at the Public Works Corporation by: – July 19, 2011 100 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Jagielka heads for ankle surgery

first_imgEverton defender Phil Jagielka is set to undergo surgery on Saturday evening on a badly gashed ankle, manager David Moyes confirmed. Press Association He added: “It is a bad one because he is a key player for us.” Moyes said he did not know how long Jagielka would be out but the 30-year-old must now be doubtful for next week’s FA Cup quarter-final against Wigan. The incident also reminded Moyes of some of the treatment goalkeeper Tim Howard received in the two previous cup matches against Oldham. Howard was unable to face Reading after suffering a knock in the fifth-round replay win over over the League One side on Tuesday and was replaced by back-up Jan Mucha. “I’m not happy with the challenges on the goalkeeper in the last two games that have put him out and I am not happy with the challenge today that puts Phil Jagielka out,” said the manager. “I’m not one who minds challenges. I like a bit of that, if that’s what it is. “I don’t mind robust challenges but not one that puts out arguably one of my best players.” Howard’s absence ended the American’s run of 210 consecutive Premier League appearances. Moyes said: “I thought Jan did very well but it came about because the goalkeeper wasn’t protected in the first game against Oldham and they felt it was right they could do that again in the second game. In the end the goalkeeper has been injured because of decisions which should have been deemed free-kicks long before.” center_img The England international was injured in a challenge from Adam Le Fondre in the opening minutes of Everton’s 3-1 victory over Reading at Goodison Park. He had to be immediately replaced, and Moyes said: “I genuinely haven’t seen it again but I thought on the pitch it didn’t look good. Jagielka knew about it and it is a bad one. He will have surgery tonight to stitch up his ankle.” last_img read more