GRENADA-Media workers protest return to work of general manager


The Technical and Allied Workers Union (TAWU) Monday confirmed that its members at the Grenada Broadcasting Network (GBN) are protesting “outstanding issues” and are not on strike.

“The staff is not on strike, they are away from their workstations protesting an issue,” said TAWU president general, Andre Lewis.

Some GBN staff protesting the return of general manager

But shop steward, Bernardette Connell, said the action by the workers is to publicly highlight to the management of the Trinidad-based One Caribbean Media (OCM) some outstanding grievances.

OCM, which is a merger of the Caribbean Communications Network of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Nation Corporation of Barbados, is the major shareholder of GBN with the Grenada government as holding minority shares.

The workers are said to be protesting the return of the general manager, Mrs Odette Campbell, who is returning to work on Monday after recently completed a 12-month study leave. They said their grievances were pointed out to OCM the management before Campbell left the island on study leave.

“We are not happy with the way in which the Trinidad management is dealing with our concerns, we don’t think they are seriously considering our grievances and this action today is to show them we want our grievance to be resolved,” said Connell.

“We have done a petition which was sent to the management and members of the board of directors and we want them to consider they take the actions as suggested from us the workers,” she said, without elaborating.

Connell said that the protest would continue until the staff is satisfied that the management is listening to their problems and provide “something in writing” that will matter will be handled in a professional manner.

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