Portvale workers on strike
The sugar harvest has ground to a halt, indefinitely.
This after 160 workers at the country’s only operating sugar factory – Portvale, St . James – took strike action today, with threats of industrial action expanding outside the sector.
The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) wants management to return to the negotiation table to settle the outstanding terms under which 57 employees at Andrews Factory were made redundant last Friday.
Sir Roy Trotman who addressed the workers at the compound this morning is accusing the Barbados Agricultural Management Company of terminating the Andrews staff in the middle of negotiations for enhanced severance packages and other related issues. (DP)