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NUPW set for battle

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The struggle now start.

That was the warning from president of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Walter Maloney, following the “disrespect” shown to the union delegation, led by general secretary Dennis Clarke, when they were barred from driving on to the compound of the Barbados Community College (BCC) to meet with members yesterday.

Further, Maloney made it clear that Clarke will not be going into retirement as scheduled at the end of today, and will in fact remain a thorn in the side of the BCC until the matter has been fully resolved. He said Clarke was instructed to see the matter out at a meeting on Wednesday night.

“[In] all my years as a member of NUPW, I’ve been involved with some of the most disturbing things, this is the first time I’ve ever seen the general secretary of NUPW not being allowed to come on the compound of an institution. . . .That disrespect will not go unpunished,” Maloney said.

When Clarke drove up to the main gate with Maloney and senior industrial relations officer Wayne Walrond for the scheduled 11 a.m. meeting with staff, one half of the gate was closed and an orange cone blocked the entrance to the other. (YB)

Please read the full story in today’s WEEKEND NATION, or in the eNATION edition.

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