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McDowall: It’s not about me


McDowall: It’s not about me

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THIS IS not the Akanni show!

This assurance came from president of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Akanni McDowall in an interview after he addressed hundreds of protesters at its Dalkeith, St Michael headquarters this morning.

The recently elected president dismissed accusations that he was “always in the media seeking attention”.

He responded: “This was never about me…I have always said that this struggle is about the workers. I care nothing about being in the paper or on TV.”

McDowall added that he wanted the workers to be comfortable in the workplace and this cannot be achieved if their concerns are not addressed.

He won April’s election as one of a team of young people who have come into the national spotlight in the NUPW. They join the new youthful general secretary of the Barbados Workers Union, Toni Moore. (MS)