And now back to the continuing saga of the embattled PSU president, Eldred Neal. We've been featuring him for the past three nights defending himself against charges of racism, and making it clear that there are deep, deep divisions in the National Trade Union Congress of Belize. So much so that he says the PSU is not going back to the NTUCB:
And while Neal still speaks for the PSU as its president, the truth is that 9 of the 15 members of his Council of Management have asked him to resign. They allege in a letter that he plans to purge the Council of Management of its Garifuna members. and accuse him of quote, "fanning the flames of racial discord and intolerance."
Well, according to Neal, that is also not about what it appears to be about. He says that bad blood is all because he put a stop to business as usual at the Union:
And, to hear Neal tell it, one of those areas of abuse is just the cost of convening a meeting of the council of management. Here's how he put it:
But the bottom line is that Neal was secretly recorded making some highly objectionable statements. Yet, still, he is defiant, and says he will only go if a majority of the membership - not the council of management - asks him to:
PSU elections are set for August.