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Court Hears WSC Workers Injunction

The inter-parte injunction was heard in the Supreme Court before Justice Indra Charles yesterday for workers at the Water and Sewerage Cooperation (WSC), who are members of the Bahamas Utilities Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU) and the Water and Sewerage Management Union (WSMU).

The unions were hoping that the inter-parte injunction would be left, however that was not the case.

After being on strike for several days, the matter was sent to the Industrial Tribunal on the instructions of the prime minister.

BUSAWU President Dwayne Woods said, “Truth of the matter is that because the management union has a dispute before the court on whether or not who’s the president.” 

He added, “The justice in all her wisdom saw the need to deal with that matter first and before we move because there are two different positions in which the management union leaders are taking. One leader is saying that they’re on strike and the others are saying they’re not.”

There has been much dispute over who’s the actual president of the WSMU. 

Both Ednel Rolle and Montgomery Miller are asserting that they are the presidents of the union.  There matter is under judicial review. 

Woods said, “It would be heard speedily because justice saw that need to be dealt with as quickly as possible.  She temporality granted the injunction for a week.”

Nevertheless, earlier this month, both unions took strike actions over various matters such as overtime pay from Hurricane Dorian relief, to the collapse of the WSC human resources department, along both unions expressing its displeasure with WSC Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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