CWU President to leave office

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vlcsnap-2013-08-19-09h05m17s173A meeting Monday afternoon between disaffected stevedores and the two-man executive of the Christian Worker’s Union (CWU) resulted in roadmap of the way forward.  At the Labour Department office Monday afternoon, CWU president Antonio Gonzalez confirmed that he would not seek reelection to his post, because of personal and health-related issues. He told the media that he is counting on Deon Pitter, Raymond Rivers and younger workers to fight for the Union and said he “applauded” them for the interest they showed in the Union. What he did not say was whether there was any truth to their charges of misrepresentation and financial difficulties, which will be resolved by a forensic audit. An extraordinary general meeting of the Union will be held in October to elect a new executive. Monday evening the two sides preached harmony, togetherness and moving forward, with Deon Pitter declaring that there was no “victory” in the stevedores’ tough stance.

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