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NWU officers who got court order blocking special congress said nothing - Valentine

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 1:27 PM
Valentine has made it clear that the NWU will comply with the court order.

The General Secretary of the National Workers’ Union (NWU) Granville Valentine says the three officers who obtained a court injunction blocking today’s special congress did not raise any concerns within the union.

Valentine says the men did not use the NWU’s internal processes to air their concerns.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court granted an ex parte injunction barring the union from holding a special congress today to elect new members of its executive.

Lawyers for NWU President Leo Osbourne, Vice-President Allan Hunter and deputy Island Supervisor Owen Saunderson argued in court that Valentine was seeking to elect a new executive outside the union’s triennial congress.

Speaking to The Gleaner/Power106 News Centre today, Valentine acknowledged that there are several key positions that need to be filled and says the special congress was the most cost effective way of doing it.

However, he made it clear that the NWU will comply with the court order.