Port on strike standby
The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) has put its members working at the Bridgetown Port on standby for a possible strike.
They’ve been put on notice that they may be asked to join in industrial action in solidarity with workers at Portvale Sugar Factory who’ve been off the job since yesterday morning.
BWU General Secretary Sir Roy Trotman is at this hour heading to a meeting with union delegates at the Port.
The workers are taking a stand to support 57 former workers at the Andrews Sugar Factory who were made redundant last week.
The union says they were sent on the breadline before the union had completed negotiations with management.