Byer to chair second round of talks tomorrow
Labour Minister Dr Esther Byer will chair a second round of talks with the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) tomorrow to settle their bitter impasse.
Today, Byer chaired separate meetings with the two parties at odds over the controversial dismissal of 10 BIDC employees.
Speaking to the media after the meetings, Minister Byer said it was unusual for a minister to intervene in a dispute without the matter first being referred to her department.
“These are unusual circumstances,” she however noted.
“Let me make it clear that this is not a discussion, but, it is a means for a resolution in the best interest of the country.”