BWU warns of national strike
Upset that some local employers were unilaterally changing employment conditions and were not paying workers their due, the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) has served notice of a possible national strike.
This comes against the backdrop of a myriad of problems in the utilities sector, as well as in construction, manufacturing, agriculture, tourism and financial services.
BWU General Secretary Toni Moore told reporters at a press conference at the union’s headquarters today that the situation had now reached boiling point.
While declining to go into details on the proposed strike action, she said the union’s Executive Council had already given the go ahead for any action deemed by the BWU to be necessary.