October 24, 2019
Employees of the National Insurance Board protested yesterday after negotiations over a new industrial agreement failed. Speaking to reporters outside of NIB’s headquarters during the workers’ morning tea break, Ghion Roach, Union of Public Officers (UPO) president, said they walked off the job because the union wants to send a message. The workers plan to take a strike vote tomorrow. Mr Roach said: “We’ve been ignored for too long; we’ve been disrespected, and we’ve been disregarded. The union has not been dealt with fairly and we’re here to let management know this Friday the union is prepared to take it to the polls and have a strike vote. The outcome of that vote will be yes, and we will send the message loud and clear.
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