NWU Accuses CCC Of Disrespect As Council Employees Down Tools

The National Workers Union (NWU) hs accused the Castries Constituencies Council (CCC) of disrespect, as council employees downed tools Monday morning.

The workers said they were protesting plans to implement a shift system and extend hours of work.

The union’s President General, Tyrone Maynard, told reporters that the bargaining unit understands that CCC management officials have been going behind the NWU’s back telling council workers of plans to change hours of work.

“That is unprincipled it is  totally disrespectful and we cannot accept that,” Maynard asserted.

He said the CCC wanted to implement the changes as of Monday.

“ We are not aware of it. So as far as we are concerned, the workers are going to sit here and wait for council so that we can discuss in detail whatever they want to do nd  how it will impact on the lives of these people,” the NWU President General stated in an interview Monday morning.

“We have a signed collective agreement with council and during the negotiations, we made it abundantly clear that whatever the council needs to do they  must sit with us we must discuss and make sure that decisions coming out of joint meetings are in the interest of council and workers,” he explained.

 

6 COMMENTS

  1. Seriously CCC have to respect our sanitary workers.

    They play a major role in keeping the city clean.

    The mayor needs to step up and do the right thing. Quit playing politics with the lives of these people they have families to feed and support. Adequately compensate for their labor.

    • tony, my thought precisely. He just playing games. Perhaps one of the higher ups in the party want to manners the mayor so he fronting. You notice how now and again he attacking King to keep king in check?

  2. Well so smart ass decided one day to save some money in their bussines so they changed the rules of the game.The eliminated the Saturdays and Sundays from the weekly almanac.So you work all the days like normal days,if you happen to work on a Saturday or Sunday,they pay you as a normal day and they give you a day off for the Saturday or Sunday you worked.So these rest days dont come into acount any more.So you will never get paid any more extra time for working on a week end.So all the hotels fooled the laws and changed the rules,and all you workers swallowed the wood up your backsides happily.Now you complaining? Do we have a labour department that defends the workers?

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