Water & Sewerage Union Election was held today, the results are now in. A well known FNM running for President, Alexstine Clarke, was beaten by well known PLP Dwayne ‘Prickle’ Woods. The unofficial tally was 133 to 83. The official results pending Department of Labour approval.
This is definitely HUGE! The FNM is in trouble, an FNM was President of this Union for the last 6 years. A change in Union leadership is indicative of the mentality of the workers toward a sitting government.
A little history? In 2002, a PLP won the Presidency (PLP administation was governing), in 2005, an FNM won the Presidency (FNM administration was heading into government), in 2008, an FNM won the Presidency (FNM administration was governing), in 2011, a PLP won the Presidency. Anyone see a trend here?
Congradulations to Dwayne Woods, another hardcore PLP, and new President of the Bahamas Utilities Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU).
– Story contributed by: Delgardo Forbes