The University of Belize’s Faculty and Staff Union (UBFSU) has received their trade union certification. This was one of their demands when they took to the streets in a peaceful demonstration on Thursday. They felt that the Labor Department was dragging their feet with the signing of the certificate, which made the union unable to properly represent their members. With this signed document, the union is now the sole bargaining agent for the Faculty and Staff. Love News spoke with President Dr Pio Saqui who indicated that they are more than ready to work on behalf of the members.
As it relates to their other demands to the University’s Board of Trustees, Dr Saqui stated that the process of bringing in auditors to review the financial documents has started.