Roseau, Dominica (TDN) -- General Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union, Thomas Letang has confirmed that on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 LIME Dominica issued redundancy letters to 28 employees of that institution.
The redundancy letters were issued as LIME Dominica followed through with its plans to outsource all of its services with the exception of its mobile unit to communications giant Ericsson.
Letang reported that his union’s attempt to meet with prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit to discuss the layoffs proved unsuccessful.
Recently Letang also revealed his intention to seek Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments’ support for assistance in its industrial impasse with the telecommunications company, LIME. It now appears that these meetings did not materialize.
Some of the laid off workers were expected to be rehired by Ericsson and the firm is currently in Dominica conducting interviews.
Last year the employees protested at what they considered to be unfair treatment and also expressed concern at the manner in which the outsourcing arrangements were being handled.