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NUPW’s call to SSA workers

ALEX DOWNES, alexdownes@nationnews.com

Added 26 November 2017


NUPW president Akanni McDowall (FILE)

The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is not ruling out industrial action as it prepares to call an emergency meeting for Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) workers.

Yesterday, president Akanni McDowall said the union was asking all SSA workers to attend a meeting at NUPW headquarters in Dalkeith Hill on Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. 

High on the agenda is the matter relating to the dismissal of an SSA supervisor, lack of appointments, and the non-signing of a collective agreement between the parties. 

“Coming out of this meeting we are going to take guidance from our members. So they would have to tell us what they would want to do, or what would be the way forward for them coming out of this meeting,” McDowall said. 

“To my mind that can include anything; and when I say anything, I mean it can include industrial action as well,” the NUPW president added.

McDowall said the union recently held meetings with SSA management in which they made it clear they wanted the former supervisor reinstated as they felt he was wrongfully dismissed. 

Additionally, he disclosed that there were also workers who had been employed by the SSA for more than eight years, but were yet to be appointed. 

He said the collective agreement on terms and conditions of employment was supposed to have been signed off in late August or early September, but nothing had happened.

McDowall said he wanted the matter concluded urgently. (AD)


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