New offer on the table
As a national strike threat looms, members of the Social Partnership were locked behind closed doors in search of a solution to the bitter impasse between the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and the Barbados Investment Development Corporation (BIDC).
After more than four hours of talks, Labour Minister Dr Esther Byer told reporters a new offer was on the table and the ball was now in the union’s court. She declined to give further details on the proposal.
Today’s meeting comes as a go-slow by customs and immigrations officers at the island’s ports of entry take effect.
Chief executive officer of the Barbados Port David Jean-Marie told Barbados TODAY, the action had affected the collection of cargo.
Over at the Grantley Adams International Airport, Corporate Communications Officer Keith Goddard said there were no disruptions so far