Working class burden
Under the Democratic Labour Party Government the working class people in Barbados are being disadvantaged.
This assertion was made by Barbados Labour Party candidate for St. James Central, Kerrie Symmonds, who said the electorate should give his party a chance to turn things around since they were successful before.
The former senator was speaking last night before a crowd of supporters at a BLP national meeting at the Pine playing field in the Pine, St. Michael.
Citing a matter regarding a maid who, he said, was employed by Government and previously worked for $250 week but was now paid $90, he said it was unacceptable the way the DLP Administration was inconsiderate with such minimum wage earners.
“We are two weeks into a campaign and the Democratic Labour Party has not told you — Patrick Tannis he ain’t come and tell you — that this is happening to poor people even as the wages in this country for the rest of the people in the Government service have been frozen since 2009,” the attorney-at-law said.
“The plan according to Chris Sinckler and Freundel Stuart is to take the poorest of the poor and to exploit them and to oppress them, to repress and suppress small vulnerable people to now pay them $90 a week, to take them backwards in time — that is what this Democratic Labour Party is doing.
“You know what makes me sick to my stomach is that all of this that is happening you haven’t heard word one from the worker’s union in Barbados. You have taken a maid, who previously was in the employ of the Government and you say to her no longer are you employed…, she is now an independent service provider.
“She has been privatised — maid services in Barbados, by this Government who say they will never have anything to do with privatisation… You have a Government that is making commitments in the dark,” said Symmonds. (KC)