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Suriname: Police union will be received by the ministerial team tonight

The general meeting of members of the Surinamese Police Union held in the form of a protest march has been postponed to Tuesday at 12 noon. The board of the Police Union will sit with a team of ministers tonight at 7 p.m. Members have braved the rain to await the outcome of the conversation with President Chan Santokhi. The union board was called in to the president after 12.30 p.m. and came out of the conversation around 3 p.m.

In addition to the police, citizens also gathered around the National Assembly and the President’s Office to express their displeasure at the economic situation in the country.

The board of the Police Association expects the promotions to take place on Tuesday. The first group to be promoted since 2015 will then be ranked higher. This will be worked out during the conversation tonight. Groups of 300 to 400 officials will continue to be promoted thereafter.

On Saturday, the wages of the police officers will be discussed with Minister Bronto Somohardjo of the Interior. The following day, the SZF insurance will be discussed at 10 a.m. “We are 98 percent certain that we will leave the SZF,” said Milando Atompai, Secretary of the Police Union, after the conversation with President Santokhi.

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