Labour leaders call for return of BWU
Labour leaders are in solidarity in calling for an end to the apparent disunity in the movement.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Midterm Delegates’ Conference of the Congress of Trade Union and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) yesterday, president Cedric Murrell made a call for the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), which played a key role in the formation of the establishment of the umbrella body to return to the “fold”.
The BWU pulled out of CTUSAB earlier this year after a disagreement surrounding the selection of local representatives for the 2013 International Labour Organisation (ILO) conference.
Noting that it was “eerie” not to see the face of Sir Roy among the delegates in the room, Murrell told members it was important for unity and solidarity to be maintained within the labour movement.
“He said the congress was open to discussions with the BWU to heal any wounds, perceived or otherwise, that may exist.” (YB)