Statement by The National Workers Union

The recent poll conducted among the monthly paid employees of the Water & Sewerage Company Incorporated (WASCO Inc.) was a decertification poll. A decertification poll is an internal affair between a recognized trade union and members who are dissatisfied with the quality of representation being provided by their trade union.

The ballot used in this poll simply asked the dissatisfied workers whether they want to be represented by their current trade union.

The National Workers Union (NWU) never represented the monthly paid workers at WASCO so it is dishonest for anyone to imply that the National Workers Union appeared on any ballot.

Employees only apply for their trade union to be decertified if the workers are not being properly represented. What is evident from the recent poll is that a reasonable number of WASCO monthly paid employees are dissatisfied with the St. Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA).

It is very interesting that the spokesperson for the CSA is busy distorting the reason for a decertification poll rather than being proactive on the issues at the Saint Lucia Marketing Board, Radio Saint Lucia and the Public Service. The lack of concern for these employees maybe a convenient ploy to facilitate the non trade union public relations stunts of the spokesperson.


  1. Anonymous
    May 18, 2017 at 10:43 am

    It is such a disgrace to see the CSA and the NWU publicly squabbling about the right to represent workers like they in some big rat race.

  2. Anonymous
    May 18, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    What is more disheartening is the example that both Trade Unions are setting for employees in “resolving conflict or disagreements”. How do you’ll expect the very employees that you represent to behave when they are in disagreement with their employers? Go to the media in that manner?

    Please walk the walk and talk the talk.

    Employers will be awaiting you both…shameful!!! And you will sit at a table with employers and advise them on how to resolve anything???

    The last paragraph is even more upsetting…