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Candidates point to the issues


Candidates point to the issues

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CANDIDATES CONTESTING TOMORROW’S VOTE for the top position in the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) have identified security of tenure as being among the key issues facing the public sector.

They have also indicated appointments of people acting in established posts as part of the solution to the problem.

The four candidates vying for the non-executive presidency of the island’s largest public sector union are Margo bannister, Danny Gill, Ronnie Greaves-Thorpe and Akanni McDowall. Gill did not respond to the DAILY NATION’s request to respond to a number of questions.

Of the two most pressing issues facing the NUPW, Bannister identified succession planning along with retention and increased membership as the challenges. Greaves-Thorpe identified the low participation of the membership in the union’s activities, strengthening of the union’s secretariat and the cost of living; and for McDowall it was ageing membership and a seeming lack of interest by the general membership. (ES)

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