McDowall: Judge us by our record

The President of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Akanni McDowall has said he would not engage in a public spat with former president Walter Maloney.

Delivering the ruling Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) lunchtime lecture last week, Maloney gave the NUPW, under McDowall’s leadership, a failing grade.

But in a statement today, McDowall, who faces a serious challenge from Deputy General-Treasurer Roy Greenidge for the presidency in Wednesday’s ballot, said his team should be judged by its record of achievement over the past two years.

Listing his executive’s achievements, McDowall said they negotiated salary increases for Grantley Adams International Airport workers; appointments for all public servants acting for three or more years; establishment of 555 public sector posts; appointment of National Housing Corporation (NHC) and National Conservation Commission (NCC) workers; and increments dating back as much as five years for staff at the National Petroleum Corporation.

McDowall also pointed to the launch of a new website in March 2017; new membership cards allowing discounts on several goods and services; audited financial statements for the first time since 2013; renovation of the entire NUPW building, including the bar and kitchen area, and the installation of a new security system; and implementation of a Wellness Programme in collaboration with public health specialists from the University of the West Indies.

14 Responses to McDowall: Judge us by our record

  1. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd April 2, 2017 at 3:04 pm


  2. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince April 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Why is Greenidge a threat,who will vote for him ?all the Dem yardfowls?

  3. Carson C Cadogan April 2, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    What record?

    Where is it?

  4. hcalndre April 2, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    @C. C. Cadogan; What record! Show me the record that the past Union operatives of the DLP did different from “lay in bed” with Dem, asked Calypsonian Classic. They were so accustom of not having to come to the table to negotiate where the workers are concerned that they seem to forget that the workers are people too that have families to take care of. They are so accustom to big money that they could not live without that 10% that was in escrow for them.

  5. Sheron Inniss April 2, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Mr McDowall I want you to stop unpicking your teeth when certain people speak. Look after your people. Tell the rest to know their place. These politicians are jucking out the eyes of the majority and the minority of which they are a part ain’t suffering.

  6. Sisleen Greene April 2, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Ask Walter Maloney, if he repaid the workers’money he misused. Find out he was paid by the Dems to join with Messrs. Clarke and ALleyne to sell out the workers .
    let him tell the Nation why he was given promotion for which he did not qualify as soon as rhe Dems formed the Government.
    Tell Barbados why you and Clarke gave Alleyne such long leave of absence to take up a Dems appointment at a statutory Board.

    When you can answer truthfully then you can attack the young leadership of the union. Pay back we money you dishonest crab .

  7. Quietly Observing April 3, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Wuhloss murdd the Mr Maloney and Co. really catching at straws. Anything to save the royal backside cuz the writing on the wall using all forums available SMH.

  8. Mikey April 3, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Mr. McDowall, let your conscience be your guide.
    You committed yourself to be a leader and you are on your way to helping those who cannot help themselves. Ignore the “naysayers”, the “bridge destroyers and the “wall masons”.
    Young King David when going up against the Philistine was described as youthful and ruddy with no experience and only a keeper of sheep. He was victorious in the end.
    God’s Blessings.

  9. Nathaniel Samuels April 3, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Maloney, your charge sheet is long but please defend yourself and let all and sundry know what your administration did when you were in charge. Please set out as the youthful president McDowall did. Thank you in advance for the information.

  10. jrsmith April 3, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    No past union management, have left anything from history by which new management like (Mc Dowall ) could draw anything of benefit from…
    All I am saying to this young person and other new leaders, be not only as managers as the past lot, be in control and trust not the politicians…………

  11. TEDD April 3, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Wednesday will tell if the members like what they have or like what they had

  12. Shawn Phillips April 3, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    It is such a coincidence that the Democratic Labour Party rushes and bring Mr Maloney to deliver a lunchtime lecture a week before NUPW elections . During his tenor as President Maloney did nothing to represent the workers . His role was to keep things quiet and protect his DLP faithfuls . This is the same man that had so much faith in McDowall to take over from him now he is trying to pull him down to protect the DLP. Mr McDowall has been a no nonsense leader and has done an excellent job and deserves another term . The DLP is trying hard to get its team to lead the NUPW on the heels of an election to make them look good but it will not work .Too Late to try to fool bajans again #Support McDowall and his team for good representation .

  13. Nico HL Beckles
    Nico HL Beckles April 3, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Walter Maloney…the man that sold out every union member??? That Walter Maloney?? The same sell out that airing he rear end at DLP functions?

  14. jane April 3, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Wasn’t Akanni a part of the same Maloney administration. What positions were established? What membership cards? These are things that are done when? In time to come???? Is Akanni a part of the same Medicure plan he raised and switch providers??? Tell the people you looking to switch now to Beacon or run concurrent…. You are a fraud and liar…. You also need to go and do A Level Law because you don’t even know the Public Service Act…
    Telling people that they need 3 years and in a vacant post and keep forgetting that they need to be QUALIFIED!!!!!


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