CTUSAB throws support behind NUPW

Dennis Depeiza
General Secretary of CTUSAB Dennis DePeiza

The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) has thrown its full support behind Monday’s proposed strike action by the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW).

In a statement released by the union’s General Secretary Dennis DePeiza today, it read “the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) is in solidarity with its member unit the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), in its pursuit of representation of the interest of the thirteen workers over the age of 60 who have been retired by the BIDC with effect from September 30 2015.”

While contending that the attainment of the age of 60 should not be the basis for the termination of one’s employment, CTUSAB said the actions of the BIDC “has far reaching implications for other public workers.”

“The Congress therefore calls for meaningful and purposeful dialogue at the level of the Social Partnership on the matter of downsizing and rightsizing in enterprises. This is the way forward if Barbados is to work its way out of the economic stagnation in which the country finds itself,” the statement said.

“CTUSAB is concerned that the actions of the Government and other private sector employers in not observing the provisions set out in the Protocol VI, in relation to the termination of employment is exacerbating an already unstable labour market.”

It continued: “CTUSAB therefore calls on the Government and Employers of Barbados to undertake to respect the provisions of the Protocol, and to demonstrate their commitment to following the agreed procedures and practices therein.”



5 Responses to CTUSAB throws support behind NUPW

  1. Patrick Blackman July 4, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Boy o boy…. its just gets better and better…

  2. dave July 5, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    it makes you uncomforatable
    try being objective for once

  3. Charles Worrell July 6, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Mr. Depieza, I agree with you on this issue. This is a development that if ignored, can rendered many of us vulnerable to the whims and profit hunting big business.
    We have to stand against this as Barbados continues to follow a path that makes it ok to rid itself of anyone it feels is not longer important to its profit motive. I am surprised too, at my government who despite the response it gives from time, is showing every visible support of those companies that come here. exploit us with cheap labor until they are ready to find the next place.
    Nowhere is it being articulated where our government’s commitment lies; nowhere are we seeing a behavior that speaks against what these capitalists are about; nowhere are we seeing a government emphasizing the importance of its people and taking deliberative positions that assures bajans that its government is here for them.
    Lastly, as difficult as it has been seeing the many strikes and demonstrations, when we begin to look at what is not happening in our country on behalf of its citizens, these demonstrations

  4. Charles Worrell July 6, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    MUST continue.

  5. Charles Worrell July 6, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    PL reduce ‘rendered’ to render…


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