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Grenada PM hosts meeting with GRENLEC workers

The Prime Minister of Grenada - Dr Keith Mitchell, joined his colleagues - Energy Minister of Grenada - Hon. Gregory Bowen and Public Utilities Minister - Hon. Norland Cox, for a meeting with workers of GRENLEC.

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Grenada: The Prime Minister of Grenada – Dr Keith Mitchell, joined his colleagues – Energy Minister of Grenada – Hon. Gregory Bowen and Public Utilities Minister – Hon. Norland Cox, for a meeting with workers of GRENLEC.

GRENLEC is an electricity company in which the government of Grenada has repurchased majority shares.

PM Mitchell stated that it was the first time in his 36-years of involvement in politics that three ministers met with workers and expressed his gratitude towards the company’s management for arranging the meet.

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The prime minister asserted, “Historically, GRENLEC employees have shown that they are some of the most productive workers in the nation. There is no doubt that the association has been successful, and it is the workers who are responsible for the strength of the company today.”

“The Cuban workers, when they came after Hurricane Ivan, said some of the best electricity workers they have encountered are those from Grenada. Former Cuban President, the late Fidel Castro, echoed that sentiment, and you know the Cubans would not give that kind of credit lightly. The people of Montserrat, too, would never be able to forget the service you gave.”

PM further praised the workers and said that the workers are often called upon in consequence of the disaster, and that is based on the quality of employees in the company.

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Following the statement, he added that “It is necessary to acknowledge some of the former GRENLEC stalwarts including Bruce Bain and the late Wilfred Hayes, who both gave 50-years of service to the company; the late Raymond “Barrel” Lewis, a long-serving linesman and supervisor; the late Kenneth Edwards and Randolph Greenidge.”

He further reassured the company’s workers

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about their job and dismissed the rumours about job security, as the government repurchased the shares of the company.

He concluded, “I want to make sure you that there are no plans to change the status of workers. If we are convinced that these are some of the best workers in the country, it would not be in anyone’s best interest to change that.”

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