New executive to be elected at DPSU’s biannual conference

first_img Share LocalNews New executive to be elected at DPSU’s biannual conference by: – May 2, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share 23 Views   no discussions General-Secretary of DPSU, Thomas LetangA new executive will be elected when the members of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) gather at the Union’s headquarters on Valley Road for their biannual conference on Wednesday evening.Members will vote for a new executive for the period 2012 to 2014 however the post for general-secretary is not up for election.The Conference is being held under the theme “Empowering Workers through Transparency and Advocacy” and the organization is expected to honour two of their members for what the General-Secretary Thomas Letang described as “dedicated and unwavering support for a number of years”.Former general-secretary and president Arthur Smith and Clifford Celaire are the special awardees for this evening’s conference and Attorney at law Eluid Charles will deliver the featured address.According to Letang, several issues and challenges which employees face will also be discussed.“There are many issues confronting employees not only in Dominica but all over. The whole question of benefits, the whole question of the various economies and the global economic crisis and how it impacts on public officers, how it impacts on employees on a whole and our conference will seek to address those issues”.Letang reported further that the Union will also provide a report on the “progress and development” of the organization.“We have seen a steady growth in membership for the past two years something that no other union in the region has been experiencing. We have seen the Union itself in a better financial situation being able to take care better care of itself, we have seen inclusion and innovative services through our members and very, very encouraging is that we have seen signs of greater support and solidarity among our membership”. The Union will also report on two successful resolutions; one regarding a “statement made by government’s productivity consultant at the time” and the other regarding “salary negotiations for the period 2010/2012 and the classification exercise”.The formal opening of the conference is scheduled for 6:30pm today at the Union’s office on Valley Road and the business session on Thursday morning 8:30.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Tyson Fury reveals suicide attempt

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight 64% of Nigerian employees risk burnout, severe mental health — Report Former world champion boxer Tyson Fury has revealed how close he came to committing suicide during his long battle with mental health problems. The 31-year-old was crowned world heavyweight champion in 2015 when he beat Wladimir Klitschko in Germany before his life spiralled out of control. Fury fell into depression and battled alcohol and drugs problems which culminated in an aborted suicide attempt before he turned his life around. In an ITV documentary to be shown next week, he reveals: “One day I woke up and thought ‘today’s the day I end it all’. “I was heading towards this bridge, I was going to smash the car into the bridge at very high speed, I just didn’t have the ambition to live anymore. “Before I got to the bridge I heard a voice saying ‘don’t do this, you’re going to destroy your family’s life’ and I immediately pulled the car over and that was the first time I thought, ‘right, now or never. I need to get well immediately.’” In the months that followed, Fury sought help from psychiatric experts and then embarked on a weight loss programme after ballooning to 28 stone. Fury shed an incredible nine stone in less than two years before making his comeback to the boxing ring in 2018 against the little known Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta. After two underwhelming performances Fury shocked the boxing world by taking on undefeated WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder in December 2018. That fight ended in a draw, with Fury surviving two knockdowns, including an incredible 11th minute blow, which saw him beat the count and climb back off the canvas. Ahead of facing “the Bronze Bomber” later this month, Fury insists he isn’t completely over his mental health woes but now knows how to combat them.Tags: mental healthTyson FuryWladimir Klitschkolast_img read more