Thomas Letang laments lack of unity among trade unions in Dominica

Thomas Letang is general secretary of the DPSU

Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU), Thomas Letang, has stated with remorse that there is a lack of unity among the various Trade Unions in Dominica.

Speaking on Q95’s ‘The Hot Seat’ Tuesday morning, Letang said that the DPSU is aware of the situation and efforts have been made over the years to bring a sense of unity.

“Sometime last year we were able to have a discussion with WAWU and DAWU on the way forward and some of the members were given an opportunity to meet with representatives from other Trade unions to see what we can do,” he said.

In the meantime, according to him, the idea of forming a congress has been considered.

“There was a mandate from our general membership sometime last year that we should pursue the formation of Trade Union Congress. So the Dominica Public Service Union is actively doing certain things about it,” he stated.

Despite the fact that some issues still arise, the DPSU still sees the need to address concerns that affect the Trade unions and the people, according to Letang.

“I believe that if we continue to just talk about it and not do something positive about the Trade Union Congress, we will be deceiving our general membership,” Letang remarked.

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13 Comments

  1. Public Servant
    March 15, 2017

    What do you expect Mr. Letang when all you mixing politics with everything! Some of us are not into that politics thing man. Give it a break.

  2. Snowell
    March 15, 2017

    Concern citizen and Bronx NY including yourselves .Even though you guys are pretending to live abroad your mentality is as narrow as an funnel. So shut the s…up

  3. March 15, 2017

    Trade Union Unity was one of the key if not the key aspect that took down Patrick John. Note that.

  4. March 14, 2017

    In the words of Triple Kay, “everybody, everybody, everybody come together, unity like basalic tea”

    Too much division all over.

  5. March 14, 2017

    Same thing all over, no unity. We’re fighting among ourselves at every corner. Smh.

  6. The spirit of FEAR
    March 14, 2017

    Letang is a joker boy. You calling for massive rally yet y starting at 4:30 when everyone is out of work! Man if you want to make Skerrit respect you just before a negotiation, ask your people to call sick for a day so Skerrit could feel you man. So why you want the public to join you for? You all are all afraid of Skerrit

    • Shaka Zulu
      March 15, 2017

      I agree. This guy is a waste of time. Wonder why no one get raises and people don’t bother? It is because he and the other union leaders get no results. Been 20 yrs no raise. A set of talk talk talk. There should be a massive stroke by now and no one return to work until workers get thier due.

  7. Sylvester Cadette
    March 14, 2017

    I had always surmised that since the late 1990s there were no longer Trade Unions of substance in Dominica. It would seem that the essence of trade unionism had waned and there was no significant effort to adapt. I stand to be corrected and enlightened :) .

    • google
      March 14, 2017

      Mr. Cadette that is because The Great Iron Lady took off all their spokes in their wheels.

  8. Shaka Zulu
    March 14, 2017

    Divide and conquer always works

    • Tjebe fort
      March 14, 2017

      You took the words out of my mouth. Is so our Leader likes it. He preaches union but practices division, put one against the other and rule.

  9. Bronx,NY
    March 14, 2017

    Dominicans overall lack unity at ever aspect, if they were a focus and serious minded people their island would not be below par and with such horrible governance..

    It’s a cultural mindset, dominicans are easily tamed and satisfied with crumbs..

    Thus the PM has a right to thrown peanuts at the different villages as dominicans don’t know worth of money and get excited….

    they have the bush rum and and a loaf of bread mentality, that’s why they are left behind no investors will come there, it’s pretty much a dazed and confused island…

    the PM should remove 25% of all Public servants across the board, as it’s only foolish people who embrace such backward thinking….

    • concern citizen
      March 14, 2017

      Bronx NY,
      Thank you for that comment I wish I could meet U so that I could shake UR. hands, U hit the nail right on the HEAD U did not miss it at all, so I support U 100%+

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