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psaANA reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA) on Friday called on workers to resort to "drastic measures" to force the government to conclude the 2018 public sector wage negotiations.  

The union said:  "The negotiations process which has been delayed numerous times before by the employer continued on April 4 and 5 in the form of facilitation instead of proper head-to-head negotiations preferred by the PSA.  The parties made use of various options to try and get closer to one another on labour’s demands, but unfortunately it did not yield the desired outcomes."  The government this week denied it was intentionally delaying wage negotiations, but on Friday the union accused the government of trying to force workers to take extreme measures, and said the stand-off would now be discussed in a meeting of labour principals to determine the way forward.  "The PSA is cautioning members to be ready for the inevitable," general manager Ivan Fredericks said.

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