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NUPW secures meeting


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NUPW secures meeting
National Union of Public Workers acting deputy general secretary, Richard Green. (FILE)

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Security will be tight for today’s meeting to decide on the contentious bid to make president of the National Union of Public Workers Akanni McDowall its first secretary general.

Acting deputy general secretary of the union Richard Green said given the fracas which ensued last week during a meeting of the union’s National Council to discuss the issue, resulting in the police being called in, nothing was being left to chance.

He said based on the overwhelming interest in this afternoon’s proceedings, it was anticipated that a “massive crowd” would be in attendance.

He said in addition to security personnel at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, the police had been officially asked to help keep the peace.

Green said only members who were fully paid up for the last three months would be allowed into the meeting, noting that officers from the records department would be present to check the names against the 6 500 currently on the NUPW roll. (CLM)

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