Union celebrates shop stewards
SHOP STEWARDS of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) were recognised for their contributions at the annual Errol Barrow Day celebrations on Saturday at the Frank Walcott Labour College in Mangrove, St Philip.
Calling them the union’s backbone, eyes, ears, hands and feet within workplaces as it fought to strengthen workers’ protection, BWU general secretary Toni Moore said the awards would become an annual event.
“I am sure that all our shop stewards can identify that being bold and standing up for what they believe has often cost them promotions, has cost some of them their jobs and therefore it impacts significantly on their livelihoods.”
“Often these sacrifices are made for their peers who don’t even value the sacrifices, who often want things but who don’t stand by your side to effect the change. (HLE)
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