Our Story

The Cayman Islands Civil Service Association emerged as a result of the issues that the young but steadily growing Civil Service was undergoing at the time. The leaders of the Association emerged out of the higher ranks of the Civil Service, with persons like Mr. Harry McCoy, Ms. Una I. Bush, Mr. Clifton Hunter, Mr. Val Anderson, Mr. A. B Hunter, Mr. V. G. Johnson and Mr. Vernon Jackson laying the foundation for what we know as CICSA today.

These stalwarts noticed that their colleagues in the other Caribbean Territories were formalising themselves into Unions and Associations which looked out for the rights of the worker’s, and realised that a similar thing needed to happen in the Cayman Islands.

Our local rank and file of the Civil Service reached out to their counterparts, in particular, those in Jamaica, for advice and guidance in establishing a worker’s group. The Association had its genesis somewhere in the mid to late 1950, and the evidence points to the existence of two groups, one focused on teachers and the other encompassed all other Government employees.