NTUCB seeks help

According to President of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB), Dylan Reneau, the unions have not given up their positions that were stated in their press conference in August when they called on the Barrow administration to rescind amendments to settle disputes in essential services legislation.

Reneau spoke between the NTUCB and Prime Minister Dean Barrow. He said that Barrow had suggested to the unions to draft proposals in order to strengthen the dispute resolution process set out in the legislation. The amendments put the unions at a major disadvantage.

Reneau said that the NTUCB is soliciting the help of the sub-regional office of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Trinidad and Tobago in this issue. With the help of ILO it will draft their proposals to the Government. The unions hope the dispute resolution mechanism currently set out in the legislation has to be strengthened.

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