BIDC protest continues

Workers at the Barbados Investment Development Corporation (BIDC) are off the job again today.
They are protesting management’s decision to send 13 of their colleagues on immediate early retirement.

David Parris, who was  Human Resource Manager at the BIDC for the past 15 years,  was one of those given walking papers. He described the move as disrespectful.

The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), which is bargaining against for the workers, has also expressed concerns that the move by the BIDC could have implications for employees at other statutory entities.

It has given management until 12pm Friday to rescind the letters issued to the 13 workers or else it warns that there will be consequences.

4 Responses to BIDC protest continues

  1. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole June 18, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    You are quite cynical.

  2. Doria Alleyne
    Doria Alleyne June 18, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    What’s the reason those 13 workers have been sent home???????????

  3. villager. June 18, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    No one likes to see workers displaced,it is hard especially in these harsh economic times, also everyone has a right to employment and certain actions must not be construed as discriminatory, however i am watching the actions of these so called union young Turks or leaders and your body language says a lot,you all seem itching for a show down or shut down, be very careful what you wish for MR. PRESIDENT, i am in receipt of certain information and i hope that it is just plain rumor,political affiliations always clouds the vision of those seeking to make a difference somewhere along the path,miscalculated actions often lead to chaos.

  4. dave June 18, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Barbados is crying out for justice . Well Barbados is deteriorating.
    really. Some cold heart people seem to be in positions of authority and making the worst decisions ever. Time was when there was empathy but now that seems to have gone out the window. If this treatment continues , it is going to have a backlash and people will start doing things !


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