Sir Roy: Don’t be fooled
That is how general secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Sir Roy Trotman, has described Cedric Murrell, president of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations (CTUSAB), and all those who echoed his call for the return of the BWU into the umbrella body.
The BWU broke away from CTUSAB earlier this year after a disagreement surrounding the selection of local representatives for the 2013 International Labour Organization conference.
Murrell issued the call last week Thursday after noting that it was “eerie” not to see Sir Roy amongst delegates at CTUSAB’s Midterm Delegates’ Conference at the Horatio Cooke Auditorium at the National Union of Public Workers. He also took the opportunity to speak to the importance of maintaining unity and solidarity in the labour movement.
General secretary of CTUSAB, Dennis DePeiza, and former deputy general secretary of the BWU, Robert “Bobby” Morris, added their voice to the call.