Philipsburg:--- The St. Maarten Communications Workers Union intends to file an injunction against St. Maarten Postal Services (PSS) as early as Friday because the postal workers have not yet been paid for the month of November. President of SMCU Ludson Evers said that PSS is yet to send the figures of their shortfall to NPNA which would enable NPNA to assist them in paying their workers. Evers said he was informed by his members that they were not paid and when he contacted the Managing Director of NPNA he was told that PSS is yet to send its figures of the shortfall to NPNA. Evers said the law allows the company a maximum of eight days after the payment date to pay its workers and that will expire on Friday December 2nd 2011. He said if the workers are not paid by then, the union has no other choice but to file and injunction against the company. "Yes NPNA has to pay the workers but if PSS does not send the figures then NPNA cannot pay."
According to the agreement signed on October 14th 2011, PSS has taken over the postal services and the employees of NPNA St. Maarten, while NPNA will assist PSS with a loan to cover its operational expenses which should be repaid within the first six months of 2012. Evers also announced that while the union intends to file an injunction against PSS based on the agreement, NPNA has complicated matters for the union because they sent the workers their pay-slips for the month of November.