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INDUSTRIALL GLOBAL UNION TO HOLD SUB REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL FORUM IN SAINT LUCI

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IndustriALL Global Union will hold its Annual Caribbean Sub Regional Forum in Saint Lucia from November 11-12, 2019 at the St. James’s Club Morgan Bay. Over twenty (20) participants

from around the region will participate in the two (2) day proceedings. Johann Harewood, Secretary General of the NWU, which is an affiliate of IndustriALL will deliver opening remarks along with Ancel Roget, President General of the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) of Trinidad & Tobago. Hon Stephenson King, Minister for Labour will also address the forum.

IndustriALL Global Union represents more than fifty (50) million workers across one hundred and forty (140) countries worldwide. Among the topics to be discussed are building union power, the role of young workers, precarious work, decent pay and the increasing use of technology in the workplace.

The NWU is a member of the IndustriALL Sub Regional Council.

SECURITY GUARDS COUNCIL TO BE LAUNCHED SOON

The National Workers Union (NWU) is in the process of establishing a Security Guards Workers Council. The Council which will be a Unit of the NWU’s Operations will be selected from among security Guards employed with seven (7) Security companies represented by the National Workers Union. These include:

  1. G4S Secure Solutions (St. Lucia) Ltd.
  2. General Security Services Ltd.
  3. Government Security Workers
  4. Guardsman Saint Lucia Limited
  5. ICON Security Company Ltd.
  6. Secure St. Lucia Ltd.
  7. Sentinel Security Services Ltd.

Standardization will be a key focus of that Council. The specific objectives will be as follows:


      1. Consolidation of workers within the Security Services Sector.
      2. Standardization of overall working conditions within the Security Services Sector.
      3. Establishment of a grading policy
      4. Harmonization of customary benefits within this sector.
      5. Establishment of a minimum wage for that sector.

It is envisaged that initially the Council will meet once monthly. Educational activities will be undertaken so as to enhance the personal development of the security guards.

 

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