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We want to move on without NWU

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:34 AM


I am seeking your help in getting redress in a matter involving Advantage General staff, National Workers Union (NWU), and the Ministry of Labour. I have no other alternative but the media.

About two years ago, we refused to continue being represented by the NWU and opted to be represented by the NCB Staff Association. This angered the NWU, which threatened to drag out the matter until we are frustrated. They have proven true to their word.

The matter keeps going back and forth. It went to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal, then sent back to the ministry, and is now stuck at the ministry. In all of this red-tape politics, we, the staff, are the ones suffering greatly, as no representation means mistreatment from management, in addition to no raise in salaries for almost three years.

We are, at this point, fed up and angry that games are being played to our detriment and all we want is to move on without the NWU. What a simple request.

If there is anything you can do, I would really appreciate it.