February 11, 2020
THE union representing Water and Sewerage Corporation workers plans to strike today, angered by lingering issues and alleged staff “abuse”. This move, according to Bahamas Utilities Service and Allied Workers Union president Dwayne Woods, makes good on BUSAWU’s threat last week to totally shut down the corporation’s operations over deteriorating labour relations and working conditions. In an interview with The Tribune yesterday, Mr Woods said it was the union’s hope to get the attention of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis. He said BUSAWU had grown frustrated and wanted Dr Minnis to intervene, bringing closure to the situation. “Last week we made it known that we had a strike certificate in hand in relation to unusual promotions and that is what we are going to use tomorrow to get our voices heard,” Mr Woods said. “It’s only getting worse. It don’t seem to be getting better.” He added: “Staff morale is at an all time low and it definitely was indicated at the Christmas party where less than 50 persons showed up.
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