John Pinder is the president of the National Congress Trade Unions Bahamas (NCTUB) . . . again.
Mr. Pinder was elected on Friday.
He beat out Belinda Wilson, Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) president, for the top post.
Mr. Pinder previously served from 2006 to 2010 as the union’s president.
“I’m really grateful to the delegates that were present, that they have the confidence to know that I would continue to work in the best interests of The Bahamas’ workforce,” said Mr. Pinder, who also serves as the president of the Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU).
“I certainly feel I’m the best person for the job. I was there before. I think I’m returning now with much more experience. I certainly have a bigger vision for the organisation and I intend to reveal that in short order so that we can begin to work.”
Former NCTUB President Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson is now the union’s secretary general.
Theresa Mortimer was returned as first vice president; Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) President Stephano Greene was elected second vice president and Airport Airline and Allied Workers Union (AAWU) President Nellerene Harding retained her post as third vice president.
“I just want to say to those who were not successful in the various positions they were nominated for that there’s only one congress and we expect all of us to remain united and try to move the NCTU to higher heights,” Mr. Pinder said.