Byer Suckoo: NUPW Payment Claims Incorrect

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) has misunderstood the outcome of the recent negotiations meeting between its members and the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) management, chaired by the Minister of Labour. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this statement, after it was incorrectly stated today by General Secretary of the NUPW, Rosalind Smith, that the workers …

Immigration & Customs Set Record Straight

Joy Springer Top Stories

The Immigration and Customs Departments are seeking to set straight the record concerning their interaction with the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) in respect of a meeting called by the NUPW of immigration officers and customs officers at 2:00 p.m. last Friday, November 11. Chief Immigration Officer, Wayne Marshall, informed today that he received correspondence from the NUPW on …

No Victimisation Of Mr. McDowall

Sharon Austin Top Stories

There was no victimisation of the National Union of Public Workers’ President, Akanni McDowall, by the Personnel Administration Division (PAD), says Chief Personnel Officer, Gail Atkins. Furthermore, says Ms. Atkins, PAD did not have an “ulterior motive” for removing Mr. McDowall from the post of Health Planning Officer, in which he recently acted. There have been claims in the media …

Officials To Meet With NUPW Tomorrow

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Senior Government officials from the Personnel Administration Division and the Ministry of Civil Service will meet with the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) as requested to discuss the “reversion” of Akanni McDowall. The meeting will be held tomorrow, Thursday, November 3, in the E. Humphrey Walcott Building, Corner of Collymore Rock and Culloden Road, St. Michael. Mr. McDowall, whose …

PM Wants Unions & NCC To Start Negotiations

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is “very pleased” that the Employment Rights Tribunal has rendered its decision in the matter involving the retrenched employees of the National Conservation Commission (NCC). And, Mr. Stuart has expressed the hope that the negotiations between the unions and the NCC would start with haste so that the affected workers could get their just entitlements and …

Labour Ministry Studying Tribunal Judgement

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The Ministry of Labour having received the judgement of the Employment Rights Tribunal in the matters of the National Conservation Commission versus the National Union of Public Workers and the Barbados Workers’ Union respectively, is currently studying the judgement. This was revealed today by Acting Labour Minister, Senator Harcourt Husbands who noted that the Ministry was studying it and would …