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McDowall speaks on union issues


McDowall speaks on union issues

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Public workers deserve better than to have their union’s business being played out the national stage, especially if what is being said is motivated by personal differences.

That was the message president of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Akanni McDowall, sent to the executive council in an email over the weekend – a copy of which was obtained by the DAILY NATION.

The email followed the WEEKEND NATION’s report that McDowall faced possible disciplinary action due to an apparent rift with general secretary Roslyn Smith, his alleged failure to attend meetings, sign cheques in a timely manner, and the use of the union’s credit card.

“In August, September 2017, the [Council] made a decision on an emergency credit card for use by the president when travelling overseas on union business only.  This was so that if he or she was attending business meetings, [the president] would be able to pay any associated [affiliation] fee.  On their return to Barbados, they would just have to turn back in the credit card, which to date [McDowall] has not done,” a source with knowledge of the situation explained. (SP/ROG)

Please read the full story in the Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.