The General Workers’ Union has gained key recognition from border control officials who work in the public sector. This came after a vetting process revealed that the union has the majority of employees working in this position in its ranks.
It was the GWU that applied last Wednesday, April 13, to the relevant ministry for recognition as the only recognized union representing these workers in sectoral negotiations.
The Department for Industrial and Employment Relations (DIER) was informed of the application and also learned that there are currently two recognized unions, including the GWU, representing workers employed as border control agents.
Therefore, as part of the procedure required by law, a letter was sent from DIER to the ministry concerned to provide the list of employees. On the same day, a letter was sent from DIER to GWU asking them to send a list of paid members and proof of payment.
The other union was asked to confirm if they wished to continue representing these employees and was asked to provide the list of paid members and proof of payment.
From this review process, it was determined that the GWU had the support of the majority of employees working as border control agents and made the key findings.