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NSC, NUPW checks


EZRA STUART, FP

NSC, NUPW checks

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Athletics and cycling will continue at the National Stadium, as well as boxing and bodybuilding training, but the staff will be relocated from the hazardous facility to the neighbouring Netball Stadium by Christmas.

This follows an inspection of two large containers adjacent to the Netball Stadium courts, by National Sports Council (NSC) officials, headed by Interim chief executive officer Jerry Blenman and deputy general secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Delcia Burke, yesterday morning. The containers are being retrofitted as offices for NSC staff.

Maintaining that the safety of the workers is paramount, Burke told Saturday Sport that another inspection will be done in about two weeks when the necessary furniture has been placed inside the air-conditioned containers.

Even though the stands at the National Stadium were condemned more than two years ago, the more than 20 members of staff continued working at the 47-year-old Waterford facility. (EZS)

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

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