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NUPW to discuss layoffs with members


NUPW General Secretary Dennis Clarke

NUPW General Secretary Dennis Clarke

The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) will have something to say about the pending job cus in the civil service, but only after it has spoken with its members.

General Secretary Dennis Clarke told Barbados TODAY last night that “once we speak with our membership, then we will talk”.

The NUPW, which represents most of the approximately 28,000 employed by Government has scheduled a meeting for Thursday at 4 pm, which members have been invited to attend.

The union has not made any public comment since Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler announced during a ministerial statement last Friday in Parliament, that between January and March next year, 3,000 civil servants will be on the breadline as the Government tries to cut its expenditure.

The first 2 000 job cuts will take place by January 15, followed by others by March 1.

There will also be a strict programme of attrition across the central public service, which is expected to reduce central government employment levels of 2,358 posts.

One Response to NUPW to discuss layoffs with members

  1. Nikki Brown
    Nikki Brown December 16, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Weak unions in bed with government. The people have no one to stand up for them so they need to stand up for themselves.


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