NUPW website targeting youth

Governor General, Sir Elliott Belgrave conversing General Secretary of the NUPW, Dennis Clarke as President, Walter Maloney, look on.
Governor General, Sir Elliott Belgrave conversing General Secretary of the NUPW, Dennis Clarke as President, Walter Maloney, look on.

The National Union of Public Workers has a new website. President of the union, Walter Maloney, last night announced this at the NUPW’s 69th annual general conference held at the headquarters in Dalkeith Road, St. Michael.

Maloney said the website was designed as a tool to communicate with and attract the younger employees, the ones who he described as technologically astute and “indeed cannot survive without their gadgets”.

“These are the young people who are now leaving school and joining the work force. Are we as a union talking to these young people? Are we making them excited so that they would want to become trade union members? Do we know how to talk to them?

“To communicate with the generation wide we have to provide entertainment. They grow up on computer games but they are not couch potatoes. What are we doing to make these new workers understand the importance of solidarity and team work. Their access to find all informational needs is the Internet. How many of us have websites? How many of them are frequently updated? How many are vibrant and interactive?” he asked.

The website, www.nupwbarbados.com, Maloney said, will have an attractive layout, and will contain information on all aspects of the union, services offered, departments and companies, information on all divisions and current legislative activity which surrounded the union. (KC)

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