LETTER: Help! General Post Office taking advantage of me

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General Post Office

DEAR EDITOR:

I have been an employee at the General Post Office for over four years through the Job Program at the Labour Department.

I signed a contract which stated for six months. After the six months I realised am still a trainee 1,2,3,4 years still getting underpaid  through the Labour Department.

Every time I ask about when am I getting on staff it always be a long story (after budget speech, Government  don’t have any money etc) but am seeing people start working for the Government without going through Labour Department, (bear in mind my contract stated six months). Now it’s been over four years and I am still a trainee.

I need help from the public to know what I can do or who I can go and talk to. People don’t get me wrong, I’m happy for the little work but it’s like they are taking advantage of the situation.

The little blessing (money) am getting from Labour is thankful but I think I deserve more cause my contract ended after the six months. And as a trainee they have me working on the road delivering mails by myself without a partner and they well know it’s wrong. I need help and answers. I’m supposed to be on staff long time.  It’s not fair.

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