The National Union of Public Workers will embark on industrial action tomorrow, but it remains mum on who will be involved, what form the action will take and how business at Government offices will be affected.
Following more than two hours of talks with environmental health officers this morning at the NUPW’s Dalkeith headquarters, General Secretary Roslyn Smith told reporters the officers have agreed to stand in solidarity with union boss Akanni McDowall.
McDowall who was acting as health promotion officer was recently demoted to the position of environmental assistant, an entry-level position.
The union’s National Council has unanimously agreed to take whatever action was necessary to force the Chief Personnel Officer to reinstate McDowall to the senior acting position.
Smith told reporters they are ready to take a stand.
“Something will start from tomorrow. I am not going to divulge the strategy because I know we don’t want persons preempting the strategy and that is the reason we have been keeping things under wrap. We are very upbeat about it and they are very upbeat about it also, she said.