Tool to resolve disunity among unions looms

A tool to help resolve disunity among trade unions is on the cards.

This as the establishment of a trade union congress in Dominica has moved one step closer to realization.

Secretary Treasurer of the Waterfront and Allied Workers Union Kertiste Augustus Waterfront said he is concerned that the trade unions in Dominica have not been able to get together as a single entity.

“We were given the charge to attempt to get what is a trade union council in Dominica and we have prepared a draft document for consideration by the leadership of the trade union. We have made statements to the effect that we are prepared to work with other trade unions in that regard. It is time that we speak with one voice,” Augustus said.

He said other trade unions are concerned about what currently exists within the labour movement in Dominica.

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1 Comment

  1. anon
    May 4, 2011

    As a working class citizen in Dominica….daily I feel victimized….I commit so much of myself and my time to doing my employers work. ensuring that all is in order while my home and my children sully………Don’t get me wrong I love to work and i know that at times sacrifices have to be made for the sake of the company, But there must be a limit to what is expected of a simple HUMAN BEING. I sometimes think that these unions in Dominica really represent the employers rather than the employee……which is the reason why i feel victimized…..when I work an entire month, sacrifice time with my children and work late at nights……then on the 5th of the following month to go to my child school, my various creditors and worst to go and face my child and say sorry but they haven’t paid me yet. Is this how RESPONSIBLE EMPLOYERS treat their employees????? Didn’t these people, most of whom claim to hold masters degrees, learn at school that this sets off a Domino effect and makes everyone look like bad paymasters?? and you know whats worse…..I am reduced to come here and vent my frustration at this constant abuse faced by me and my fellow employees…because like most, I have too much riding on my salary…so tell me now WHAT THE HELL ARE THE UNIONS DOING????? why aren’t they where they are needed???

    There is a saying : All it takes for evil to prevail, is for good men to do NOTHING!…

    please god i pray to help those who are charged with the responsibility of leadership to win back their soul from what ever demon they sold it to….

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