Workers ready to strike
The island’s public servants are now on standby to take industrial action in solidarity with disgruntled peers at the Barbados Workers Union.
Before a packed auditorium at Solidarity House this afternoon, BWU general secretary Toni Moore signaled that the union’s executive council had given the green light to escalate action.
She however steered clear of setting a date for the protest, but said it would be soon.
Moore said the union would only withdraw its plan to strike if the BWA produced a proposal to deal with outstanding payments owed to BWA workers for more than ten years.