Members of the Public Workers Union (PWU) will elect a new executive on April 7 for its Management Council.
When nomination closed last week Monday, two positions were unopposed – Secretary which is presently held by Ann Campbell and 2nd Vice President held by Dexter Leggard.
The Carriacou-born Leggard created history in 2013 when he became the first non-resident member to be elected to the PWU Executive.
He has since been championing the cause of public workers on the sister isle of Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
During his tenure, Leggard successfully moved a motion and resolution to have the Union’s Constitution revised to include among other things a branch for Carriacou and Petite Martinique; and at this year’s annual general meeting, members of the union voted in favour of the change.
As he is on his second term of serving the largest workers’ union on the island, it is Leggard’s intention to continue championing the cause of not just the members in Carriacou and Petite Martinique but all PWU members.
He believes that the Union needs to embrace a number of changes if it is to survive the current challenges that are facing its members.
Leggard along with one of the union’s asst. Secretary are currently off to Curacao, where they are representing the Union at the annual Public Service International Caribbean Sub-regional advisory committee (SUBRAC) and Sub-regional woman’s committee (SUBWOC) meetings of trade unions from March 27th – 31st.
When Nomination closed two persons reportedly filed papers to challenge outgoing President, Adrian Francis for his post.
One is an employee of the Ministry of Education and the other is attached to the Ministry of Agriculture.
A female executive member who was approached by several public officers to challenge for the post of PWU President declined and opted to contest her outgoing position of General Secretary.