LETTER: Ministry of Works, I’m tired

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Dear Editor,

I’m writing this letter because I’m tired and fed up of being pushed around I feel like a slave working for the slave masters even though im getting a weekly income.

I’m a security officer under the ministry of works working at different government schools a newly supervisor was placed under security department at the ministry of works.

Since the arrival of the new supervisor it has been very difficult for me and other security officers one minute we would be station at a location for week and half then to be moved to another location and ending up being moved again over and over it is very frustrating when you have to keep on introducing yourself to the teachers and the principal and getting to know them to were you have to do that over and over again because of the stedy moving around.

The supervisor wants us to work from 8am to 4pm at the schools which I find it very ridiculous because schools are over at 3pm also on the weekends we have to be working at school from 8am to 4pm.

By right if a school operates from Monday to Friday we should not be working on weekends at no school and I must say some of the schools don’t even have a security boot we have to be working in poor conditions that are unhealthy for us.

Another thing is that we are entitled for our lunch and an incident happen to a work colleague where she left the school premises for lunch at 12pm the supervisor came by the school premises after 12pm and did not see the worker on compound the supervisor went back to the security department and made a complaint on the young lady who had taking her lunch break on her lunch hour.

I find is nonsense the little thing we do the supervisor take it back to the security department which I find is not very work ethics.

Months have passed and we haven’t gotten any work Essentials like toilet, paper, paper, towel, pens, sanitizer none of the above at this point we need a change in the department of security especially when it comes to supervisors we the security are crying out for help…..