Dominica’s Public Service Union (PSU) has denounced a call by the country’s labour minister to boycott a business enterprise whose owner is at odds with the Roosevelt Skerrit administration.
PSU General Secretary Thomas Letang told state-owned radio DBS that public officers do not support the boycott call against O D Brisbane and Sons.
Labour Minister Charles Savarin said in a radio programme of the governing Dominica Labour Party (DLP) that letters written by the firm’s owner Jerry Brisbane to friendly governments and institutions asking them to withdraw assistance to Dominica are dangerous.
Mr Savarin’s call for a boycott has been dismissed by PSU’s Thomas Letang as a move that is not in Dominica’s interest.
The trade union leader said he was concerned that the move could impact on workers at the company.
The small Dominica Freedom Party which Mr Savarin once headed has not only rejected the boycott suggestion but also called for the dismissal of the labour minister.