NATIONAL CONGRESS OF TRADE UNIONS OF THE BAHAMAS
“Uniting Workers Vision for a Better Bahamas”
Vice President G.B.
John CurtisGeneral Secretary
Robert Farquharson Asst. General Secretary
Melony MunningsAsst. Treasurer
President Women’s Branch –
Ms. Hellena CartwrightHorseshoe DriveP. O. Box GT-2887Ph# (242) 356-7459
Fax# (242) 356-7457Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: nctu-bahamas.orgAffiliated: Caribbean Congress of LabourAssociation of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions Inc.
NCTUB Press Statement
The Bahamas Union of TeachersandThe Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Sunday, September 8, 2013
For Immediate Release
The National Congress of Trade Unions Bahamas (NCTUB) wishes to advise the public that it condemns the recent lockout of The Bahamas Union of Teachers(BUT) by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology at the AnatolRodgers High School. The way that the Ministry of Education, Science andTechnology handled the situation by calling the Royal Bahamas Police Force to theSchool is not in keeping with the spirit of democracy, industrial harmony, rights of workers, as well as the Industrial Agreement signed by the Bahamas Union of Teachers and the government of The Bahamas. This blatant disregard for
rights is another example of unfair and unequal treatment towards the BahamasUnion of Teachers by the employer, the Ministry of Education, Science andTechnology and by extension the government of the Bahamas.The Congress, in keeping with accepted standards of industrial relations, knowsthat the matter could have been dealt with and resolved through social dialogue andmeetings with both parties.