THE CONGRESS of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) is inviting the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) back into the fold.
In its Labour Day message yesterday, general secretary Dennis de Peiza said trade unions had to show solidarity in order for the labour movement to go forward.
“As the labour movement experiences some turbulence at this time, CTUSAB remains committed to promoting and improving inter-union harmony and to establishing a framework for the resolution of disputes.
“CTUSAB uses this occasion of May Day celebrations 2015 to call on the membership of the BWU to urge its leadership to reunite with CTUSAB so that as a united force, we can move forward to represent and defend labour’s economic, social and legal rights and the interests of workers,” he said.
When questioned afterwards, de Peiza said CTUSAB had made overtures to this effect to the BWU and its new general secretary Toni Moore but no response had been forthcoming as yet. (CA)