Tag Archives: Unity Workers Union

All-out Support for Striking Nurses

Nurses defend their strike action against attacks from the government, employers and BLP aligned trade union leaders Submitted by Tee White On Wednesday 16 December after a meeting of the Social Partnership which brings together the government, employers and trade unions, Prime Minister Mia Mottley hosted a press conference in which she unleashed a scathing attack on the striking nurses

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Prison Officers Leave CTUSAB

CASWELL FRANKLYN Trading as VERITAS SERVICES Upstairs Worrell House Whitepark Road St. Michael PRESS STATEMENT As the Industrial Relations Consultant to the Prison Officers Association (The Association) I have been authorised by the Executive of the Association to issue the following statement: Prior to 1982 prison officers enjoyed the constitutional right to belong to a trade union of their choice,

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IF Mia Cares She Should Stop ‘Picking-on’ the Public Service!

Submitted by Charles Skeete [Barbados Underground] There are enough unpaid taxes and debts due and owing to the Government which if vigorous efforts are made to collect would make the spectre of job losses avoidable and that should have been the first order of business on assuming office because there is no such thing as painless layoffs. Whatever strategy is

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General Secretary Caswell Franklyn of Unity Workers Union Accuses BWU of Being Irresponsible in the CBC Strike Matter

VETERAN TRADE UNIONIST CRITICISES BWU FOR ITS HANDLING OF THE CBC MATTER Veteran trade unionist and General Secretary of the Unity Workers’ Union, Caswell Franklyn says the Barbados Workers Union only wants to show its might rather than being right. Mr. Franklyn says there should be no dispute over the increments issue which was negotiated. He adds that the actions

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Rules to Determine Self Employment

When I write these columns and highlight noncompliance with rules and regulations, I do so with one objective in mind. That is, to expose the wrongdoing, with the hope that those responsible would take corrective action. In my last column, I wrote about the appalling terms and conditions under which Barbadian workers suffer, at the hands of expatriate employers. After

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Temporary Government Workers Being Sent Home

It seems our own Caswell Franklyn who heads Unity Workers Union has released the cat amongst the pigeons. Was there a plan to send home a large number of temporary government workers which was foiled when Caswell went public recently? Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has been forced to deny there was such a plan. Maloney and Clarke from the

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Story Behind Unity Workers Union

Submitted by GoWEB Caribbean   Over the past few months I have been approached wherever I go by persons who feel that I have somehow let them down by leaving The National Union of Public Workers to form UNITY WORKERS UNION. I hope that the following would clear up the issue. Sometime ago I was approached by an executive officer

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