NUPW and minister in war of words
THE MINISTER OF LABOUR has accused the island’s unions of stymying efforts to raise productivity among workers.
But the head of the largest public sector union, Akanni McDowall, has hit back, saying productivity cannot be divorced from salary increases and this latest attack will not stop the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) from fighting for the long overdue increase in pay for workers.
Byer Suckoo, who was speaking at the Democratic Labour Party’s weekly lunchtime lecture, said Government was in constant dialogue with its investors and social partners, including the unions, as it attempted to support the development of the island’s key sectors, as well as to provide adequate labour legislation.
But she said each time Government tried to put forward legislation, she said the unions placed some stumbling block in Government’s way. (HLE)
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