Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) president Edwin O’Neal is serving notice on those he said are seeking to bring the continuity of the association under threat.
During his Labour Day address as part of CTUSAB’s rally and concert in Golden Square Freedom Park, The City, under the theme Educate, Agitate But Do Not Violate, O’Neal said he would attempt to repel any attack against labour with every sinew in his body.
“The trade union movement is characterised by negotiations but no honest broker to such negotiations can ever expect to get all that they want all of the time. In addition, there are rules to which we are all expected to abide. You don’t join an organisation and then when you don’t get things your way, you pull up stumps and done play.
“To those who, out of narrow self-interest . . . to those on the outside and inside who want to take pot shots at CTUSAB, I ask you what can you do for the union as opposed to always what can the union do for you,” he said. (CA)
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A section of the audience at the CTUSAB May Day celbrations in Golden Square. (Picture by Lennox Devonish)