TCI public sector workers bring government to a halt

| 23/11/2011

(TCISun): Hundreds of angry Civil Servants in the Turks and Caicos Islands went on strike early Tuesday morning, disconnecting the power to Government's administrative building in the island-capital of Grand Turk and marching to the Governor's office where they chained doors to a building in which a meeting of UK-advisors was being held. Wearing red shirts and brandishing placards, the civil servants vented their rage at the Interim's Government's austerity measures which include plans to sever 300 of them by the end of the year. The majority of Government services in Grand Turk, where most of the country's 2,500 civil servants are located, ground to a crippling halt.

In Providenciales, the most populous of the 30 Turks and Caicos Islands and which is located 22 miles from Grand Turk, about 50 civil servants also took industrial action, blocking the entry to the Immigration Department where they held a rally.

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