This island’s top trade unionists are meeting at this hour at the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) headquarters at Solidarity House.
The meeting is to make final preparations for tomorrow’s planned national shutdown, called over the recent termination of 10 workers, who are over age 60, by the state-run Barbados Investment and Development Corporation.
Government says the terminations are in keeping with the law.
However, the NUPW, which has the backing of the BWU, argues that the national retirement age is still 67; therefore the move can have serious implications for workers at all statutory boards.
Neither union is therefore prepared to take the development lightly and they have called out their total membership in the 28,000 strong public service for protests on Monday.
BWU General Secretary Toni Moore, second from left, and other members of the unions delegation.
Former General Secretary of the BWU, Sir Roy Trotman, heading into the talks.
NUPW Acting General Secretary Roslyn Smith and President Akanni McDowall heading into the meeting.
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