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Unions must ‘unite to end disrespect’

GERALYN EDWARD, [email protected]

Unions must ‘unite to end disrespect’

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UNLESS THE FRACTURED trade union movement is unified and the apparent rivalry between union leaders ended, they will continue to be disrespected.

In his 2017 May Day message, general secretary of the Congress of trade unions and staff associations (CTUSAB), Dennis De Peiza, said disunity among some local union leaders had led to “undermining of the solidarity of the movement”.

Just hours before workers’ day celebrations tomorrow De Peiza said: “It is disconcerting to CTUSAB that the celebration of Labour Day 2017 is being celebrated against the backdrop of an unstable industrial relations climate that is characterised by adversarial relationships”.

This month marks four years since the island’s largest trade union the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) abruptly pulled out of (CTUSAB) after then leaders Sir Roy Trotman slammed CTUSAB for disrespecting him as general secretary and his union. (GE)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.