The National Workers Union (NWU) has declared that it is not seeking to undermine anyone, as the union seeks to become the bargaining agent for workers of the Castries Constituencies Council (CCC).
Some ninety CCC workers from the Works, Sanitation, Cemetery, Gardens and Landscaping Departments want to ditch the Seamen, Waterfront and General Workers trade union in favour of the NWU.
NWU President General, Tyrone Maynard and other union officials met some of the workers today.
Solace Myers, the Deputy President General of the NWU, told reporters that workers have issues and challenges that they are facing.
She did not elaborate.
“If they believe that one organization might be better suited to address their business, they obviously will exercise their franchise and do what they have to do,” Myers said.
She explained that the NWU works with all its colleagues in the trade union sector.
This morning’s meeting with the CCC workers was held ahead of a planned decertification exercise planned for tomorrow.
Myers said the meeting was summoned to explain the process to the workers and what would be expected of them.
She explained that once the decertification exercise is completed, the NWU will go through the legal process of becoming the representative of the CCC employees.