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NUPW getting involved in NSC firing

The saga of the sacking of coaches Milton Small and Jacqueline Browne-McConney from the National Sports Council might not be at an end.

The National Union of Public Workers is to meet with staff of the NSC on Thursday at 3 p.m. at the council’s My Lord’s Hill, St. Michael headquarters to thrash out the matter.

Some staffers are claiming worker victimisation especially in the case of Small, a shop steward, who earlier in the year called out workers in a work-related dispute with the NSC.

“We are particularly peeved since a decision had been made to suspend Small and Jackie for three months and this had been accepted. But then the board intervened and decided to fire them totally. We do not know what happened in between the decision to suspend and the firing of the two coaches,” a source close to the situation told Barbados TODAY. She added that the NSC would be asked to reinstate Small and Browne-McConney.

Small, a former Barbados and West Indies fast bowler, had been with the NSC for several years, as had Browne-McConney, a former outstanding national netballer.

Barbados TODAY understands the coaches’ troubles with the NSC have their origins in work assignment sheets. (WG)

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