Letang said the DPSU will be addressing the matter

General Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU), Thomas Letang has raised concerns over the non-appointment of a number of public officers on the island.

Letang told Dominica News Online that the union plans to hold a meeting next week Tuesday (August 15th) to address the matter.

“The people have been working, some of them as long as 10 years and not been appointed,” he said. “People have been working in the service for a number of years and in vacant positions.”

Letang stated that this is an issue that the union is taking seriously because a number of public officers are being affected.

According to him, in the teaching service, there are about 130 to 140 teachers that are not appointed and are in vacant positions.

“So something has to be done about it and the union is concerned,” Letang stated.

He revealed that the union has in its possession a list of all the teachers and the dates which they entered into the service, “their level of qualification, how long they have been there and whether they are eligible for appointment.”

Letang went on to say that is something the DPSU requested because some of the teachers are members of the union.

He made it clear that the union has not just been idle, however, has done a number of things to address the situation.