Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Break links with politicians, unions told

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A TRADE UNION cannot serve two masters.

This was the advice of University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus lecturer Dr Tennyson Joseph as he delivered the recently held Barbados Union of Teachers 19th John Cumberbatch Memorial Lecture at Almond Bay.

Joseph said labour leaders must distance themselves from politicians who propped themselves up at the expense of Caribbean workers.

“A trade union cannot serve two masters. Unions which serve as the institutional link between political parties and the [masses] . . . can only transform the union into a servant of capital, at the expense of labour,” he said.  (MR)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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