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GENERAL SECRETARY of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Roslyn Smith, will today have to explain the reasons behind her using the union’s credit card to rack up over $13 000 in purchases.

Smith was sent a memo yesterday inviting her to a special meeting of the National Council, the union’s highest ranking body, to explain the purchases. This is even after an intervention by treasurer Asokore Beckles in her defence at a council meeting last Thursday.

“The union’s treasurer attempted to justify the charges made by the general secretary, but the National Council stopped his presentation and noted that the charges were not approved by the National Council,” an informed source told the MIDWEEK NATION. “The council decided that she [Smith] has to attend the meeting [today] to answer to the charges.”

The council was not satisfied with the reasons given by Smith and Beckles for racking up over $13 000 in bills recently, some of which included electronic items, duty-free purchases and restaurant bills. (BA)


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