The Grenada Technical and Allied Workers Union

NEW MANAGEMENT PROVOKING INDUSTRIAL CRISIS AT RIVER SALLEE CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION

Thursday, 21 September 2017 13:47

CONTACT PERSON: Cde. Andre’ Lewis, President General.

Date: September 20, 2017.

 

NEW MANAGEMENT PROVOKING INDUSTRIAL CRISIS AT RIVER SALLEE CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION

The Grenada Technical and Allied Workers’ Union (GTAWU) brings to the attention of the members of the River Sallee Co-operative Credit Union (RSCCU) and the general public that the industrial PEACE and HARMONY at the workplace is been undermined by Management.


The Union is aware that the new Management is making every attempt, including threats to workers, to make them afraid of continuing as members of GTAWU.  The workers and the Union are very concerned with these new and strange developments.

 

GTAWU shall never allow such anti-union behaviour to succeed!

 

CHRONIC NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES WORKSHOP

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 20:10

The Grenada Technical and Allied Workers’ Union, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, will be hosting six (6) half day workshops

spread over a six (6) week period.


The workshop will be held at GTAWU Conference Room, Green Street, St. George commencing on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. However, on the 2nd and 6th week it will be held on Wednesday, September 20 and Wednesday, October 18, 2017

respectively.


For many years, GTAWU in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and other key stakeholders, have been engaging workers in meaningful

activities focused on management of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases. These activities have helped many workers with life style

changes which have meaningfully impacted their health.


Benefits to be derived from this educational activity will include reduced absenteeism and increased productivity.

 

GTAWU is of the firm view that there is a need to strengthen the capacity of to advance healthy living.

 

   

GAWU HOSTS SAFETY AND HEALTH AND ORGANISING SPECIALIST

Thursday, 03 December 2015 14:12

GAWU HOSTS SAFETY AND HEALTH

 

AND ORGANISING SPECIALIST


 

The Safety and Health and Organising Specialist of the Grenada Technical and Allied Workers’ Union (GTAWU), Cde. Godwin Thomas, who was a guest of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU), conducted a one (1) day seminar during on November 24, 2015 at the Union’s Labour College.


Thirty (30) Branch Chairman and Secretaries coming from among the Union’s members at BEV Processors Inc, Noble House Seafoods, Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), the Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund Committee (SILWFC), National Parks Commission, Guyana Forestry Commission, Caricom Rice Mills Limited, Demerara Shipping Company Limited, Berbice Bridge Company Inc, the Mahaica Mahaicony, Abary Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA), the Demerara Habour Bridge Corporation and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) were the seminar’s participants.


Cde. Godwin Thomas’ stayed with GAWU until November 27, 2015. Union Officials also provided presentations at the Seminar on the following topics:- Communication Skills and Grievances Handling, the Role of the Shop Stewards, Organising and Maintaining Branch Committees, the Structure of the Union, Safety and Health Measures in the workplace and selected aspects of the Termination of Employment, Severance Pay Act and the Prevention of Discrimination Act.


Another educational activity took place on November 25, 2015 and catered for the Union’s Field Officers, among others. Cde. Thomas provided participants with insights on techniques and the methodology used by his Union in organising especially those workers who are not unionised. He emphasised that the Unions’ structure must ensure that there is an active link with its Rank and File members. The Union’s Field Officers took the opportunity to share their experiences and challenges they encounter in their daily work.


GAWU recognises that training is an ongoing process and must be treated as a priority to its Field Officers, Union Activists, Shop Stewards and ordinary members. GAWU was most pleased to host Cde. Godwin Thomas. His visit and assistance to GAWU will certainly contribute to the strengthening of the bonds of fraternity and solidarity between GAWU and TAWU - two (2) progressive Unions in the Caribbean.


   

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