Director of the Urban Development Commission (UDC) Derek Alleyne on leave from the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) has circulated the following by email to some fairly influential players in Barbados (minor edits by BU).
In early April after reading the comments of the President, Walter Maloney in the Nation of April 6th 2011 concerning the cell phone charges of over $6500.00 I wrote to the General Secretary inviting him to take action to recover the money that the members paid through the Secretariat to honour those phone charges made on the cell number xxx 2998 which is assigned to Walter Maloney the President.
I view this matter serious and that is why I wrote to the General Secretary. Moreover I thought that enough time had elapsed that if the President had any intention to repay the money some indication of the amount and time period would have been forthcoming. I further view the excuse given about the NUPW not informing him (the President) about which calls her private was unacceptable.
Either through the volume of work at the Union, the unavailability of the Executive to discuss the matter or some other factor, the matter has not been dealt with and if it has been the membership is not aware of any decision.
Further there has been no acknowledgement by the General Secretary that the letter has been received and no information of any action taken. I have read on the underground that some members are looking to get a petition together and I support that effort and have drafted the basis for such. Please join the effort and have this matter resolved.