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posted 19 Nov 2013, 19:33 by Gerry Kangalee

In the wake of the picket of the Recognition Board that took place on November 11th, the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) will meet with the Registration, Recognition and Certification Board (RRCB) on December 2nd 2013.

The JTUM is seeking to
discuss the issues of the inordinate and frustrating delays by the Board in determining applications for recognition of specified groups of workers made by unions.

The Joint Trade Union Movement had been seeking to hold discussions with the Board for months but the Board never found it fit to do so.

On November 11th a picket of the Board, organised by the National Workers Union and supported by the JTUM took place. The Chairman of the Board, Attorney Wayne Isidore Smart, called off a scheduled Board meeting on that very day.

Isn’t it interesting that the Board only agreed to meet with the JTUM after direct action was taken to highlight the long standing issue of the Board’s obstruction of workers exercising their freedom of association?