NUPW president Akanni McDowall in conversation with 2nd vice president Fabian Jones. Seated is first vice president Joy-Ann Inniss. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)
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A HEATED DEBATE about who should chair the meeting delayed the start of the National Union of Public Workers’ (NUPW) special conference to decide whether its president remains in place.
Just after 5 p.m. the embattled NUPW president Akanni McDowall objected to first vice-president Joy-Ann Inniss chairing the meeting in which he is fighting a no-confidence motion.
However, members then objected to the meeting being chaired by second vice-president Fabian Jones.
McDowall arrived for the meeting flanked by treasurer Asokore Beckles and his attorney Tanya Goddard.
He told NATION ONLINE he was quietly confident.
There is standing room only at the NUPW's Dalkeith, St Michael headquarters where the meeting is currently ongoing. (RB)