The National Workers’ Movement (NWM) has questioned whether the Venezuelan Ex-patriots working at the St. Vincent Shipyard Limited have work permits or residency permits to be employed in the country.
The issue was raised by General Secretary of the National Workers Movement (NWM), Noel Jackson as one of the issues in an ongoing dispute between the NWM and the St. Vincent Shipyard Limited, following the Intervention of Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.
The dispute stems from issues related to working conditions for local employees at the Shipyard as well as alleged indiscriminate termination of workers, and other matters.
Mr. Jackson said the NWM has received reports from its members who are employed at the Shipyard that the Venezuelan Ex-patriots who occupy senior positions at the Shipyard are not capable of doing the jobs which they have been given.
He said as a result, none of the Vincentians working at the shipyard will be taking orders from any of their Venezuelan Ex-patriot superiors, who cannot produce a wok permit.
Mr. Jackson said the NWM will be addressing all of the outstanding issues in a serious manner to ensure proper representation for its members and pledged that NWM will continue to be vigilant to ensure that working conditions for employees at the St. Vincent Shipyard Limited are improved.
Mr. Jackson said the NWM will be addressing all of the outstanding issues in a serious manner to ensure proper representation for its members.