Monday 16 December, 2019

Drivers, conductors considering NUPW option

President Akanni McDowall speaking with PSV operators at the NUPW HQ in Dalkeith (January 2, 2019)

President Akanni McDowall speaking with PSV operators at the NUPW HQ in Dalkeith (January 2, 2019)

Some operators are considering joining the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) to have their concerns heard in the hope of getting satisfactory solutions.

This was made known to Loop News after the public service vehicle (PSV) operators used the NUPW headquarters to hold a meeting and air their grievances last Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

 

As the drivers and conductors gathered under their newly-formed but unnamed group, in attendance was President of the NUPW, Akanni McDowall - even though it was not an NUPW meeting.

McDowall held a stack of application forms to join the union and many operators could be seen walking with the white form in their hands while some disturbed the interview respectfully to obtain a form as well.

The trade unionist said:

"What the NUPW did, is we listened in to what they had to say. We had some members before, but a lot more joined the NUPW, and we offered them our support to have some of the issues resolved, at least, not some but all of the issues resolved if we can."

Therefore, he pledged: "We are going to work with them to make sure, once they become full members of the union, that a lot of the issues that are affecting them are resolved."

 

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: