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NCC told: Withdraw letters

Mike King

NCC told: Withdraw letters

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THE National Conservation Commission (NCC) workers issue has taken another twist.
 The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is demanding that the NCC withdraw letters of retrenchment for the workers while the lifeguard staff say that manning the beaches during the forthcoming summer school vacation is bound to be tougher with 25 fewer rescuers.
Yesterday, both the NUPW?and the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) met with the Labour Department at the end of which both unions pressed to meet with the NCC?management sometime today or Monday.
 NUPW president Walter Maloney told the SATURDAY?SUN that layoffs at the Government agency had been handled very badly.
“It is clear that the process that was done was flawed. Our position is that we need to retract those letters because we can’t negotiate on a flawed process. The letters have to be retracted and let us start fresh,” Maloney said.