The Public Relations Officer of the Public Workers Union says he is concerned with the level political influence and character assassination in the lead up to the March 8th union election.
Brian Grimes, who lost last Friday’s election by a small margin to incumbent president Rachael Roberts, says the campaign revealed efforts by some politicians to infiltrate the union.
Grimes, who will continue to serve the PWU as public relations officer until March 28th, says the just concluded election was a learning experience for him.
He says the campaign was riddled with political interference from the two main political parties, the NDC and the NNP.
He urged the next executive to guard themselves against the influence of political parties and stay away from trade unionism.
Friday’s loss means Grimes will no longer hold a position on the executive from March 29th.
He says he is confident that the 5 out of 8 team members that now form the new executive will be able to implement the vision they had as a team.
He added that the PWU is a prestigious institution, which gave him the opportunity to develop.