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PWD staff terminated

Tevita Vuibau
Saturday, January 04, 2014

THE Ministry for Works says that workers who were terminated from the PWD's mechanical section yesterday were done so as part of a routine annual termination and a majority will be re-employed

Workers in the PWD mechanical section had contacted this newspaper yesterday complaining that staff members in the three divisions were terminated without reason.

But when contacted yesterday Ministry for Works permanent secretary Commander Francis Kean explained the terminations were a routine process for the ministry.

"These are all project staff engaged under the Ministry's Trade and Manufacturing Accounts (TMA)," Commander Kean said.

"The Ministry has 16 TMA operating in the three divisions including these project mechanical staff in the Central Division.

"These project staff are engaged temporarily under the terms and conditions of Government Wage Earner 2010."

"This is a routine annual termination during this time of the year when we have our stand down period which began on the December 19, 201

"The majority of this staff will be reengaged during mid or the latter part of January 2014, once we have projects online and business to operate these 16 TMAs," he concluded,

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