NUPW agrees to march on Parliament
The Executive Council of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) has agreed to march on Parliament.
The action, agreed to at a meeting at the union headquarters on Boxing Day, is in support of the close to 200 dismissed workers at the National Conservation Commission (NCC), who were sent home at the end of April.
Sources say union officials are upset that the case involving the former workers has still not been heard by the Employment Rights Tribunal that is now being reconstituted after all but one member resigned several weeks ago.
Government’s three nominees are due to receive their instruments of appointment on Monday, Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo recently told a press conference.
And while trade unions have said their nominees will be put forward within a matter of days, the Barbados Employers’ Confederation plans provide its nominations, subject to ratification by its Council, by the close of business on January 30, 2015.
Meantime, Barbados TODAY has also learnt that union officials have discussed setting up interview appointments for the position of general secretary to replace Dennis Clarke.