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The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is happy that more than 100 public workers have recently been appointed.

But with hundreds more officers still awaiting their appointment letters, NUPW president Akanni McDowall has described Government’s latest move as a “drop in the bucket”.

In a press release issued yesterday, the NUPW said 52 nurses at polyclinics and 28 people at the level of Administrative Officer I had received their letters of appointment.

It stated that about 100 postal employees were expected to be appointed soon.

Additionally, it said security guards, prison officers, clerical officers and maids were also expected to soon receive letters of appointment.

“This action is Government’s response to the union’s request that temporary workers with three years’ service and over be appointed. Over 500 public officers are expected to be appointed,” the statement added.

In an interview with the SATURDAY SUN, however, McDowall said although the union was happy for those officers who had been appointed, the Personnel Administration Department (PAD) still had a mammoth task ahead in appointing hundreds more in the public service.  (RB)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.



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