PM Expresses Gratitude

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has expressed gratitude to Teachers and other Public Servants for turning up to work on Tuesday, despite the strike action planned by the Public Service Union and the Teachers Union.

The strike action initiated by the Teachers Union and the Public Service Union was intended to press a demand for a one-month salary tax-free.

The Unions advised that this is being sought, in lieu of their not having a salary increase for the past four years.

However, in a Statement by the Prime Minister said the workers overwhelmingly turned out to work.

The Prime Minister said despite this development he is available for discussions with the Leadership of the two Trade Unions.

NBC News was unable to reach President of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers Union Oswald Robinson, while the President of the Public Service Union Elroy Boucher said an assessment was being made of the response to the call to strike.