BIDC withdraws letters of dismissal
The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) has withdrawn the dismissal letters issued to ten employees over age 60 following the latest round of talks today with the sub-committee of the Social Partnership.
General Secretary of the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) Toni Moore, made the announcement at a press conference a short while ago.
The employees’ representative, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) had been pressing for the withdrawal since the workers were dismissed last month.
Last Monday the NUPW held a protest march against the BIDC’s decision, and later in the week called on workers of the Sanitation Service Authority to stay off the job and not collect garbage or conduct burials.
The union had also threatened a national shut down tomorrow if their demands were not met.
Moore described today’s withdrawal as a victory for workers.