Employees must be treated fairly

Editor, Allow me to respond to your story titled “Murekezi fails to convince House over Public Service ill” (The Newtimes, November, 10). We have read many stories in the past about government employees who have been sacked unfairly by their bosses basing on flimsy excuses. Cases of unlawful suspension or dismissal and sexual harassment at the work place have become rampant of late.

Editor,

Allow me to respond to your story titled “Murekezi fails to convince House over Public Service ill” (The Newtimes, November, 10). We have read many stories in the past about government employees who have been sacked unfairly by their bosses basing on flimsy excuses. Cases of unlawful suspension or dismissal and sexual harassment at the work place have become rampant of late.

Investigations conducted in the past either by the Office of Ombudsman or Public Service Commission have confirmed that indeed, some employees have been fired maliciously. I think the Minister of Public Service, Anastase Murekezi is underestimating the problem happening in his ministry when he says the matter is not big.

For instance, cases involving harassing female employees sexually by the bosses need urgent attention and must be addressed now not tomorrow.

We all have sisters, relatives or mothers and l would not want to see them suffer. It’s a big irony to see that people who are supposed to ensure merit are the very bosses that violate the standing rules to suit their personal motives.

Gertrude Rulisa
Kigali

 

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