The Grenada Technical and Allied Workers Union

GTAWU SWEEPS POLL FOR CANE CO LTD. OPERATORS

Thursday, 18 November 2021 13:45

 

 

The Grenada Technical and Allied Workers’ Union today Wednesday, November 17, 2021 swept the ballot in a Ministry of Labour conducted poll to become the Bargaining Agent for the Operators employed at Cane Co Ltd. One hundred percent (100%) of the Operators who casted their ballot voted in favour of the Union.


Representing the Ministry of Labour was Mr. Cyrus Griffith and Ms. Neesha Lewis; representing the Factory was Mr. Duncan Butler - General Manager and Ms. Lucy Murchie while Mr. Troy Hassell - Industrial Relations Officer represented the Union.


The Union has met with the new members and a Shop Steward has been elected to be the representative at the workplace.

 

INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE LOOMS OVER CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK

Tuesday, 02 November 2021 20:34

 

The Grenada Technical and Allied Workers’ hereby advises customers of CIBC First Caribbean International Bank and the general public that the Bank seems intent on creating conditions for a serious industrial struggle before it departs from Grenada.


Following the announcement of CIBC FCIB sale to Grenada Co-operative Bank, the Union wrote seeking to address matters of urgent concern to the workers. These matters include:

1.     The right of the workers to elect to be transferred to Co-operative Bank or elect to be terminated and receive severance payment.

2.     Retroactive overtime payment owed to the workers for being illegally scheduled to work beyond the normal workday.

3.     Salary increases and other matters related to the Collective Labour Agreement for the period 2019 to 2021.

CIBC FCIB has refused to attend a rescheduled conciliation meeting set by the Labour Commissioner for today Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

The Grenada Technical and Allied Workers’ Union held a very successful meeting with the workers of the Bank, and they have all given their commitment to engage in any necessary action(s) to protect and secure their rights and benefits.

The Union hereby reminds of the successful struggles of Bank of Nova Scotia and RBC/RBTT (ACB) workers against the Canadian Banks bent on treating our people with disrespect.

GTAWU shall not allow the Canadian Banks which have taken away our resources from the Country to run away without adequately compensating Grenadian workers.

 

   

COVID-19 UPDATE

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 13:16

TO: ALL MEMBERS OF THE GRENADA TECHNICAL AND ALLIED WORKERS' UNION

FROM : THE DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

DATE: AUGUST  20, 2020

SUBJECT :    COVID-19 UPDATE

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Dear Comrades  All,

 

You will recall that two (2) months ago by way of memo dated June 18, 2020, the Union sent out information regarding COVID-19, encouraging workers to do all that was necessary to help prevent contracting and spreading of the virus.

At that time there was no known case of COVID-19 on island and based on recent reports from the Ministry of Health on August 17, 2020 and as indicated by Dr. Shawn Charles, Chief Medical Officer, this situation remains the same.

In this regard, the Union will like to remind us of the following:-

 

Approximately ten percent (10%) of our population have been given a P.C.R. test.

Our Borders are fully open to the Caribbean as well as international countries which includes yellow and red zones.

 

Opening of our Borders means that we are more exposed to the possibility of this deadly virus being imported into Grenada.  We must also remember that Grenada is made up of many islets which can be used for entry into the mainland and this could of been the case during our recent carnival-like activities.

We have been looking at the behaviour of most of our members and workers; generally, those who has dropped their guard and can be seen not following the COVID -19 protocols

We have noticed that there are social gathering without masks and traveling on  buses without masks where it is very difficult if not impossible to observe the social/physical distancing.

Workers please, this is not a time to lax and drop our guards.  I guess you heard of the current situation with our neighboring Islands, Trinidad and Tobago whereby their numbers went up  to 477 new cases with 41 new cases being recorded on August 18, 2020.  They are now on a complete lock-down. A similar situation also exists in many States in the U.S.A. which are color coded as red states.

It is for these reasons, the Union is making this special appeal to all workers to pay serious attention to the COVID-19 Protocols and do not allow ourselves to be exposed to contracting the virus and a second lock-down!

 

WORKING IN THE INTEREST OF ALL WORKERS FOR A SAFER GRENADA !!

   

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