Min­istry tells union lead­ers to stop mis­lead­ing their mem­bers

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In re­sponse to their let­ter the min­istry said the be­lief that gov­ern­ment had ad­justed po­si­tions within the civil ser­vice out­side the ap­peal in­di­cated that the unions were less in­formed of the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of the min­istry of pub­lic ser­vice as such was the min­istry’s man­date and had noth­ing to do with ap­peals.

The min­istry also dis­puted the as­ser­tion that there was an agree­ment be­tween the par­ties at the JNF to the ef­fect that grad­ings will be done af­ter an ap­peals process.

“It is a well-known fact that all par­ties of the JNF in­clud­ing your­selves that the ap­peals process stalled at the in­sis­tence of your­selves in pref­er­ence of the cost of liv­ing ad­just­ment (CoLA) as the first agenda item, and it be­came the next item in the agenda af­ter CoLA.

That item is still pend­ing and shall be at­tended as the next item. You are once more, re­quested to not be clouded on this fact and ad­vice your con­stituen­cies with the fact and truth as you know it in the mat­ter,” reads part of the re­sponse by the min­istry.

The min­istry of pub­lic ser­vice says it had ad­dressed in full the con­cerns of the ad­just­ments and there­fore deems the mass protest that was staged on Tues­day should not be linked to the is­sues raised by the unions on re- grad­ing of the po­si­tion of the un­der- sec­re­taries and other posts.

This po­si­tion of the min­istry is stated in the re­sponse to the let­ter of the PSAs dated Oc­to­ber 20. It is the opinion of the min­istry that your con­cerns were ad­dressed in full in the min­istry’s re­sponse to the con­cerns you raised, hence the pe­ti­tion can­not be log­i­cal as a re­sult of those is­sues that were raised. It is also dis­turb­ing that your mem­bers are be­ing de­lib­er­ately mis­in­formed of the facts about the mat­ter,” reads the re­sponse.

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