Union looking to step up protests
Government employees will decide on Monday how to proceed with industrial action to protest against the “forced” retirement of 13 employees of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC).
The country’s largest public sector union, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), has summoned all public workers to a meeting at its Dalkeith Road Headquarters to determine the nature of phase three of the protest.
Acting General Secretary Roslyn Smith said tonight, the meeting would also update the workers on the impasse.
Smith also told Barbados TODAY that in the meantime, the strike by sanitation workers, and the go slow at the Bridgetown Port, would continue.
However, she said the union would not escalate the existing protest before Monday’s meeting, which begins at 2 pm.