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posted 28 Feb 2012, 02:24 by Gerry Kangalee
28th February 2012 

After past accusations that the employer had been threatening workers for joining the Union, the National Workers Union has submitted a claim to the Recognition Board for recognition at Non-Destructive Testers Limited.

The company is owned by the Tackoor family is based at Cipero Road, St John’s Village, east of San Fernando. It provides testing and inspection services to a range of companies in the energy and heavy industrial sectors.

Dave Smith, General Secretary of the NWU said:

“We are starting work with our Branch Committee to develop proposals for the workers’ first Collective Agreement. All we are waiting for now is the Recognition Board to process our claim – which they are supposed to do 'expeditiously'”

Gerry Kangalee, Education and Research Officer of the Union added:

“With 80% of workers in the country not in a trade union, organising workers is a central and vital task if workers are to effectively defend themselves and win future improvements. This is why we have called for the repeal of the Industrial Relations Act and the Recognition Board and for a speedy mechanism for getting union recognition. We need a system that should process recognition claims in less than three months.”

The repeal of the Industrial Relations Act and its replacement with one that gives workers the right to strike and a quick and easy recognition process is a centre piece of the trade union movement’s “Workers Agenda”, which sets out legislative changes it wants from the Government.
Gerry Kangalee,
28 Feb 2012, 02:24