MP calls for end to sugar strike
Opposition MP Cynthia Forde is calling for an immediate end to the strike by sugar factory workers.
Forde tells Barbados TODAY the industrial action should never have taken place and she is warning of the financial impact on the country.
“I don’t think that is should have happened at all. If you didn’t strike for all those thousands of people [public servants] going home, how do you come now and hurt the only industry that is going to bring in something and it’s not even at the level it would have been at years ago. Something is definitely wrong,” she said.
“I would want for all the agencies involved to come to the table and at least…come up with some kind of resolution that people would go back out to work from Monday if that is possible, and we can get on with the business of reaping the sugar cane and not be experiencing all these losses.
“It really needs urgent attention and if there has to be some other form or strategy to be implemented, I believe that that would work better than putting a pause on the business of reaping the sugar cane and getting the harvest to a level where we can reap the tonnage that we are looking at for export purposes. Let us get on with the business,” Forde added.