GPO employees sit out… again

 

President of the Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) Kimsley Ferguson.

Employees of the General Post Office were left outside again Monday, after another generator malfunction sent the condemned structure into darkness.

The workers sat outside the East Hill Street building and expressed their outrage to media.

President of the Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU) Kimsley Ferguson was at the scene supporting his union members and expressed his grief with the conditions.

He advised employees not to re-enter the post office because of the conditions.

Ferguson had expressed that several employees have had respiratory issues because of the conditions and want to avoid more challenges in the future.

Ferguson told the media that post-office employees have been suffering in the dilapidated building for a while and have been heavily dependent on a generator. He also mentioned that the generator had been malfunctioning every other day for the last month.

According to Ferguson, approximately seven employees have had health issues because of the working conditions. In trying to reallocate the operation, Ferguson said, he has reached out to ministers as well as the permanent secretary, but has had no success finding out more information on the planned relocation of the post.

Vice President of the BPSU Northern Region Tasha Bullard-Hamilton, who was also present said, post offices in the northern region are facing similar conditions.

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This article was written by GINELLE LONGLEY, Eyewitness News intern.