Tag Archives: Akanni McDowall

Whither Labour?

Submitted by Just Observing The history of the Trade Union movement is a checkered one, but, regardless, it has always been consistently associated with numbers, strength, values and representation. Oh for the good old days. The past 3-5 years has seen a rapid decline in the interest, membership and integrity of our trade unions through the actions (sometimes shameless) of

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Let Us Support Our Trade Unions!

Submitted DAVID  COMISSIONG, President, Clement Payne Movement I am making a CALL  for all patriotic and right thinking citizens of Barbados to stand in solidarity with the leaders of the public sector trade unions of our country and to give them principled support in the monumental battle that they will soon be engaged in. You see, at this very moment,

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – An Uncomfortable Unionism

The right to strike is one of the essential means through which workers and their organizations may promote and defend their economic and social interests –ILO Committee on Freedom of Association (1985) Truth to tell, despite its inarguable significance for freedom of association for trade union purposes, no one likes a strike. Not the employer who sees the smooth operation

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Akanni McDowall’s Removal Was Politically Motivated

  Do you remember that the authorities promised to investigate the circumstances surrounding Akanni’s demotion before they meet with the NUPW to discuss the matter. Well I believe that the union is being played for a fool since I understand that Akanni’s replacement took up duties this morning – Caswell Franklyn, Barbados Underground The revelation by trade unionist Caswell Franklyn

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