NUPW agrees to march on Parliament

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The former employees decided to stage an impromptu protest in late November outside the NUPW headquarters.

 

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.

11 Responses to NUPW agrees to march on Parliament

  1. Mac10 December 27, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Good luck with marching on parliament. I think they might be available on Friday morning late March, just before they knock off for the Summer holidays.

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  2. Roslind Codrington
    Roslind Codrington December 27, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I think you all waited too late

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  3. Ike Turner
    Ike Turner December 27, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    The union is a joke, how many times they say if. By this don’t happen we will do x? You won’t do nothing so stop getting people hopes up

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  4. Maureen Fields
    Maureen Fields December 27, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    U all want 2 do it alone but i think you have to do it with opposition. You will get better results.

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  5. Tête La
    Tête La December 27, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    WTF… Today got to be All Fools Day

    These jokers get bout the place and entertained an administration that failed on all promises except the ones of higher taxation and pending retrenchments and they sat and inhale all the fairy tale promises now want to march to parliament…

    Bring out the riot gear and tear gas

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  6. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock December 27, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Is this a Christmas joke?

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  7. Harry Roberts December 28, 2014 at 5:52 am

    What a joke, after selling out the workers you are now going to “march on Parliament”.

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  8. Olutoye Walrond December 28, 2014 at 8:41 am

    A march on parliament! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!
    This union seems to have quite a few comedians on its payroll. After pussyfooting with the workers welfare for all these months they now want to march? Your march is eight months too late.

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  9. jr smith December 28, 2014 at 8:59 am

    My fellow bajans, love you all, be like the elephants, who never forgets. Politics and politicians, the politicians we get rid of the politics we must change ourselves.
    Bajans are being force to march, before the politicians hear us. bajans , those politicians are only there ,because certain bajans voted for them. now we are seeing the outcome.
    Voting will come again and bajans please, dont allow only the party to sway you to give them your vote, the politicians are forgetting this.
    BAJANS YOU ALL MUST NOT FORGET WHATS HAPPENNING NOW,HOW WE ARE BEING TREATED, MAKE SURE WHEN YOU CAST YOUR VOTE NEXT ,ITS FOR SOMEONE YOU THINK IS WORTHY,DONT WASTE IT.

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  10. Olutoye Walrond
    Olutoye Walrond December 28, 2014 at 9:02 am

    “Send in the clowns”

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  11. Carl Harper December 28, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    NUPW now decide to march after Dennis Clarke got his Service Medal award.

    Clarke had to behave “nicely” first, otherwise, no medal.

    Note NUPW never said when they will march.

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