Moore makes history
Toni Moore has been confirmed as the first female general secretary of the Barbados Workers Union.
She defeated Veronica Griffith in a vote of 99-70 to be elected to the top post at the BWU’s annual delegates conference this evening.
Moore replaces Sir Roy Trotman who led the BWU for 22 years. Sir Roy will formally hand over to Moore next week Saturday when the conference concludes.
“Right now I’m still a little in shock although it’s something I anticipated, not only because I had the blessing of Sir Roy and the Executive Council. I’ve been at the union only 10 years, quarter of the time that my colleague Veronica who challenged me for the position has been here. .
.” Moore said following the announcement of the results.
The election of general secretary did have a hiccup with a recount ordered due to mix up with the ballots.
The delegates also elected three vice presidents today.
They are first vice president Shawn Knight, who received 145 votes, second vice president Carol Boyce, with 129 votes, and Gregory Maughan with 99 votes.