Employees of the National Weather Service are planning to re-enforce a nationwide strike, come Close of Business tomorrow (Friday 05th January 2017).
This comes after they claim the Transport Department failed to keep its verbal promise to address the employees’ outstanding salary grievances. This was to be settled during this pay period.
In a statement released by the National Weather Service this afternoon, NWS said it has put the planned nationwide strike on hold.
This was because of the verbal assurance from the Transport Secretary to fix the salary discrepancies, and the safety of the travelling public during the festive period.
However, the Transport department failed to address the employees’ grievances as it promised.
On December 20th, last year, the National Weather Service issued a statement to stop all services by the close of business come 22 December, 2017
These services include Weather Forecasting for both the Aviation Industry and the Public.
However, after a discussion with the Public Servants Reconciliation Attribution Tribunal, the National Weather Service decided to put the nationwide strike on halt for two weeks.
And that two weeks has lapsed today and the employees said, they did not receive what they were promised in that discussion with the Transport Department.