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UDP tells PUP Mayor to reinstate employees and stop terminations

Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018. 7:00 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Earlier this week we reported that several top-level employees at the Belize City Council were terminated.

However, their termination letters signed by the council’s Human Resource Manager, Sharlene Rudon, did not explain the grounds for the dismissal.

Yesterday the United Democratic Party (UDP) issued a statement in which it strongly condemned the terminations which it described as a “heartless move by Belize City Mayor Wagner and his Councilors.”

While the statement claims that five persons have been terminated, it asserts that more persons will shortly face a similar fate.

“…there is a long list of employees that the PUP Council has targeted for termination because they have been deemed to be supporters of the UDP,” said the statement.

According to the release, this contradicts the Mayor’s former position when he had indicated that there would not have been any political victimization.

Furthermore, the release claims that in 2014 the then UDP led Belize City Council hired over 150 employees from the Sanitation Enterprise Limited (SEL) when that contract came to an end.

Those people were PUP’s but the then council kept them employed and raised their salaries, said the statement.

The UDP calls on the council to reinstate those persons fired and to discontinue terminations.

Our archives show that in 2006 when UDP Mayor Zenaida Moya began massive terminations at Belize City Council, the UDPs did not release a statement for those persons who lost their jobs.

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