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Aug 4, 2020

Stevedore Vex with Christian Workers Union

The C.W.U. has just signed a C.B.A., but not all is well in the union.  Two outspoken stevedores came forward today to highlight issues they have been having with the union since 2017.  One of the stevedores, Cyril Fuller, says that monies have been deducted from his pay and collected by the Christian Workers Union without his permission.  Fuller says that he has been attempting to have his concern addressed since 2017, but it has fallen on deaf ears.  He says that his frustration was sparked once more when the C.W.U. in its recently signed C.B.A., agreed that permission from the members must be obtained for such deductions to occur.

 

Cyril Fuller, Stevedore/Member, C.W.U.

“You cannot be deducting monies from out our salaries without an authorization and without a structure to manage the fund. The union didn’t have any structure in place as to what or where they will do with that money or how they will manage that money.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“This was since when?”

 

Cyril Fuller

Cyril Fuller

“This is from since 2017.  That intermediate was sign I think the twenty-first of 2017 and now we are seeing that being a part of this CBA. That money was piling up there from 2017. Mister Trujeque came out of office and didn’t touch that money. All of a sudden an account was open. Presently now men are going there, getting money.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

Given the number of stevedores and that it is from 2017, how much money would you say has been collected and placed in that specific fund?

 

Cyril Fuller

“When they had a meeting, well that is what they claimed it was three hundred and eighty nine thousand.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“That is a lot of money.”

 

Cyril Fuller

“That was in a short period of time. That is what was said to us but whenever you ask for facts of these things, it is a lot of turn around. I believe it is definitely more than that.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“Have you asked President Mose for the financials of the C.W.U.?”

 

Cyril Fuller

“The last financial we got, their financials are always in some deficits. So I don’t know what is going on. I have to ask for that because no financials being given out over that money.”


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