Tensions at SSA
Tensions were running high at the Sanitation Services Authority’s Wildey depot this morning.
The Royal Barbados Police Force was called to the compound to quell the situation as employees downed tools for a second straight day.
The striking workers were among those ordered by the National Union of Public Workers to stay off the job over the dismissal of ten employees at the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation.
Barbados TODAY understands that police were summoned after workers allegedly attempted to block trucks from the National Conservation Commission who reportedly came to fill up on petrol to collect garbage around the island.
One worker, Adrian Husbands, who is attached to the southern division, told Barbados TODAY while he and his colleagues were upset that NCC workers had been directed to collect garbage, they were not blocking the entrance.
“We didn’t block the gate, we were standing abreast at the gate because we were looking on.”
Husbands and other workers also charged that they did not receive their wages.
When Barbados TODAY attempted to reach the SSA’s Acting Manager Roslyn Knight we were told she was on leave and a senior member of staff left in charge was not in office.