New twist in NUPW/BCC impasse
THE BARRING of the top brass of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) from the compound of the Barbados Community College (BCC) earlier today took the current impasse between the two parties to another level.
Terming the latest action by the BCC as “disrespectful”, temporary staff and the NUPW top brass are redoubling their efforts to get an audience with the management and the board of the BCC to air their grievances. And they intend to meet every day until the meeting they have been agitating for is scheduled.
The action unfolded at the Howell’s Cross, Road, St Michael campus before noon when the NUPW team, led by General Secretary Dennis Clarke, walked past a barrier at the main gate and entered the auditorium, where principal Dr Gladstone Best and other officials were meeting with staff.
Best reportedly dismissed the meeting shortly after Clarke and NUPW president, Walter Maloney, approached him and the others at the head table to express their displeasure at the alleged disrespect, and reiterate their purpose for being there. (YB)