Press Conference with Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis
Jun 4, 2019 - 11:30:28 AM
"PLP and Labour are one; we are joined at the hips" said PLP Leader, the
Hon. Philip Brave Davis, as he addressed the media during his monthly
He noted the 1977 Memorandum of Understanding
between the PLP and Labour unions that paved the way for the modern
labour laws workers enjoy today, including agency shop.
on the PLP to craft another MOU with the Labour Unions for the further
protection of the rights of and benefits for workers.
attention to the government's budget statement, Mr. Davis said in the
face of no external shocks, the 15% budgetary revenue shortfall is
"catastrophic" as he continued his assault on the government's 2019/2020
He called on the Finance Minister to withdraw
his projected revenue or provide some empirical evidence to support his
On the recent hotel strike vote, Mr. Davis slammed
Labour Minister Foulkes for not doing enough to settle the labour
dispute in the country's number one industry.
On the premature
announced appointment of the Governor General by C. A. Smith; the
appointment of Ruth Bowe-Darvillle just four days before her 65th
birthday, the age of retirement; and the breach of protocol by Youth and
Sports Minister, Lanisha Rolle, Mr. Davis said that these actions
clearly show this government's contempt for protocols, conventions and
The FNM believes that the rules apply to others and not them and they are disconnected from the people, said Mr. Davis.
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