first_img Share 54 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews DAT tells unions:”Get down high horses” and establish Trade Union Congress by: – March 25, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Photo credit: dateachers.orgThe Dominica Association of Teachers (DAT) has become the latest trade union in Dominica to publicly call for the formation of a Trade union congress.“The challenges that faces workers in general, is something that require united force of all trade unions … the question is why haven’t we formed this organization,” the DAT’s Jerry Coipel exclaimed, in his remarks at the WAWU’s 16th biennial delegates conference this week.The Waterfront and Allied Workers Union (WAWU), has long been appealing for the movement which will see the unions amalgamate. WAWU has been stating that the congress is needed to make unions a stronger unified force.Coipel used the WAWU conference to appeal “for all trade union leaders to put their differences aside, get down their high horses and put the interest of the workers first and put the mechanism in place to ensure the establishment of a national trade union congress in Dominica”.The Public Service Union (PSU) recently lamented what it said was a lack of interest on the part of some unions in establishing the congress. Thomas Letang, the general secretary of the PSU, said some union leaders are simply not interested in establishing the Trade Union Congress.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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