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Jul 22, 2020

C.W.U. President Responds as an Interested Party

As you heard just now, that matter is being brought by the Attorney General’s Ministry. The Christian Workers Union is only an interested party in this matter – as it is about the terminations of the workers they represent.  President of the C.W.U., Evan ‘Mose’ Hyde was briefed about what happened in court by one of their attorneys. He shared his thoughts with reporters about what transpired.


Evan ‘Mose’ Hyde, President, Christian Workers Union

“What has been explained to me is the argument, at least the supporting argument to our cause not really our argument because it is the attorney general ministry that has brought this request for an injunction and we are just an interested party. So, it is an important injunction for us because of the effect that it will have on the ground. But within our lives, our journeys, we know that each of our members was violated multiple times over. The question is, whether the eyes and the understanding and the wisdom of the judge is going to discern that and rule that way. I think that where we are as members of the Christian Workers Union of the Port Staff and the Stevedores, we are not going to relent on getting justice for every member that is under the oppressive regime of that receivership. We are not going to relent on a single benefit. We are not going to relent on a single once cent. We are not going to give up anything to these people.”



“Will they protest tomorrow – and I imagine those who have been terminated?”


Evan ‘Mose’ Hyde

Evan ‘Mose’ Hyde

“As far as we are concerned nobody has been terminated from PBL. We will not accept the text message termination. It is very interesting that the lawyer, listening to your live stream, that he was quick to point out that he thinks that having served the terminations that they have done their part. And that it was an eleventh hour decision to file this injunction. What was the eleventh hour was their position in saying that they would not be a part of the tribunal even though they knew that the tribunal was being put in place from the eight. And what is also eleventh hour is their decision to say that they disagree with the labour’s position that they were not in compliance with the redundancy section of the labour law. So, the eleventh hour is on PBL and what is also sinister is to try to beat the injunction case by forcing a termination message on our members.”

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