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Government accused of having preferential list


Sir Roy Trotman

by George Alleyne

Government has been dodging the Barbados Workers Union on the matter of layoffs at the National Conservation Commission (NCC).

This accusation was leveled yesterday by General Secretary of the Barbados Workers Union, Sir Roy Trotman, who also charged that Government is unfairly selecting employees to be laid off.

Sir Roy said that nine weeks ago NCC board of directors notified BWU, which sits on the board, that they needed to meet to discuss planned layoffs.

But the BWU general secretary detailed a number of instances where messages were sent stating that the planned meetings were being postponed without explanation.

“The meeting was not held, the meeting of the board that was to discuss the laying off that I hearing may have taken place yesterday,” he said.

In an obvious reference to reports that there were preferential lists of persons not to be touched by Government, the retiring labour leader, said that the 2004 declaration in which some principles of industrial relations were guaranteed does not mention, “the right to work for some, and the right to hide behind a list to prevent work for others”.

7 Responses to Government accused of having preferential list

  1. Regina Worrell
    Regina Worrell May 2, 2014 at 7:33 am


  2. Wayne T Griffith
    Wayne T Griffith May 2, 2014 at 7:45 am

    So since the union is doing nothing about it I can conclude that you are in agreement with said list.

  3. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte May 2, 2014 at 7:51 am

    what you get from water-down politics.

  4. Prince Nick
    Prince Nick May 2, 2014 at 8:20 am

    OMG they now realized the list is preferential wow …to me this isnt news worthy

  5. Prince Nick
    Prince Nick May 2, 2014 at 8:20 am

    OMG they now realized the list is preferential wow …to me this isnt news worthy

  6. Clive Walrond
    Clive Walrond May 2, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Lol and so the others dont to, wake up peopke

  7. Sanderson Rowe May 2, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    And another reason why ordinary Barbadian folk should not align themselves to any particular political party


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