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BLP stands with striking drivers

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP)  is standing in solidarity with striking drivers at the state-run Transport Board.

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, Shadow Minister of Transport Trevor Prescod and Leader of Government Business Santia Bradshaw showed up at the Board’s Weymouth, St Michael headquarters this morning where the unionised drivers have gathered and are refusing to work.



Prescod alleged that a relative of a top Government official was recently hired by the board, amid ongoing redundancy talks and that no consideration was given to workers who were recently sent home. He also said there were issues surrounding the outsourcing of charters, as well as an outstanding amount of $23 million owed by the Transport Board to UCAL for repair of its buses.

The strike has left  hundreds of commuters, including school children and workers, stranded.

7 Responses to BLP stands with striking drivers

  1. carson c cadogan May 6, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I can see the Barbados Labour Party’s dirty paws all over this, whatever it is these drivers are doing.

  2. DAP May 6, 2015 at 9:29 am

    There is a time and place for everything and this is not the time for this shit,children doing CXC and have to get to school.
    To the BLP show that you care about the ppl of Barbados and stop making everything about your political gain.

  3. Kevin May 6, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Chupse, go and carry school the children! They have exams to sit.

  4. carson c cadogan May 6, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    My understanding is that they were going to strike yesterday.

    The old Bajans had a saying,”Ignorance is a curse and a lack of common sense makes it worse”, this saying can be applied with full effect to these silly bus drivers.

    • Sharon king May 6, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      I agree wid you Carson d men ain’t ignorant no more dem learn sense daz y dem strike

  5. Sharon king May 6, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Dem right tah strike too long transport board management taking d drivers for granted iin d outside world ppl strike when they are aggrieved
    bout hey we does put up wid d foolishness get and grumble and do nothing but fret Neville yah right and if wanna got tah do it again go ahead
    And I neither B nor D cause I know d political gutter rats gine put politics in dis

  6. Alex Alleyne May 6, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    looking forward to seeing you-all (BLP) there when the same drivers strike under your watch , If and when ever it do come.


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