Maloney running for president again

waltermaloneyredalemarshallIncumbent President of the National Union of Public Workers, Walter Maloney, could be creating history tomorrow if he retains that position for the fifth time.

Maloney first became president of the union in 2005 when he defeated Cedric Murrell and Volta Lowe. At the last poll in 2011, Maloney defeated Clifton Forde, Danny Gill and Manasseh King to retain the presidency of the union over an eight year period.

Once again, Gill who is currently employed in the Ministry of Health, will be seeking to unseat Maloney as the president of the island’s largest public sector union.

In a posting on the internet, Gill presented himself as having a “history of unswerving support and representation of people at all levels as a civil society activist and a highly respected officer”.

In an interview with Barbados TODAY earlier today, Maloney lauded all the candidates who had entered the race, stressing that the union was a voluntary organisation.

Maloney singled out the young members who had offered themselves as candidates in tomorrow’s election. These include Akanni McDowell who will be contesting the position of first vice president, Margo Banister who is running for second vice president and John Parris, who wants to be third vice president. (NC)

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