Disunity In The Amalgamated Transport And General Workers –Matter Still In Court
The Amalgamated Transport and General workers Union, following a breakaway of some of its member’s back in 2004 is now hoping that it can put those differences aside and address the concerns of the union and its members.
But this may not happen anytime soon as there still seems to be some sort of struggle between former president of the union Godfrey White and the breakaway group known as the interim management committee.
However, following a High court ruling on Monday March 14th, white said that the court has ruled in favour of an injunction he filed, giving orders that members on the interim committee be restrained from exercising any executive function and or authority on behalf of the union.
In an interview with this newscast White said he is still the president of the union and it is difficult for him to say exactly what would have caused the breakaway. He noted that the situation is currently affecting the union’s membership.
White further noted that if the committee fails to go by the courts ruling, there can be some implications.
However head of the Interim Management Committee, Claymont Pearson who also purports to be the president of the union said that since the court’s ruling on Monday, the committee has since moved to file an injunction to block that decision.
The transport and General Workers Union currently represents more than 100 workers from both the public and private sectors. Among its members are employees from the National Insurance Scheme, Guyana Water Inc and a few from the Ministry of Labor.