Dear Mr. Piltie,
PRIOR to you being appointed in the present position, the National Workers Union (NWU) and your Management Team were engaged in a reclassification process that would have resulted in a more justifiable wage structure for all of our members.
A serious review of the industrial agreement was done and it was strongly felt that St. Jude Hospital as a statutory body must be able to do many things on its own. The NWU was asked to exercise a little bit of patience and we have done so. We asked Management to display a higher level of sensitivity as it relates to the environmental challenges confronted by the workers at the institution. We also requested that favouritism be a thing of the past and that the results of training, appraisals, skills and capacity should be used to fill vacancies and provide opportunity for promotion going forward.
While we continue to wait, employees are becoming restless and angry with attempts by Management to pursue matters without engaging the NWU. Conversations at all levels, if properly channeled, could reap a harvest. That is the direction (in which) the world is going. What is wrong with you? We are hereby requesting that we meet in ten days’ time following receipt of this letter, failing which you will be held responsible.
We await your reply.
NATIONAL WORKERS UNION
Tyrone G. Maynard
• cc: Senator the Hon. Mary Isaac – Minister for Health & Wellness
o Solace Myers, Deputy President General, NWU
o Johann M. Harewood – Assistance Secretary General
o Lawrence Poyotte – Senior Industrial Relations Specialist
o Leonards Prescott – Organizer, NWU Southern Office
o Shop Stewards
(Mr. Andrew Piltie, Human Resource Manager at St. Jude Hospital)