Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo has rubbished suggestions that there was turbulence on the labour front.
After receiving the Broken Trident at May Day celebrations at Brownes Beach with Barbados Workers Union (BWU) General Secretary Toni Moore, Dr Byer-Suckoo told reporters there was no industrial unrest in Barbados.
She said with the maturity of trade unions such as the 75-year-old BWU, and Barbados at 50 years, “we have the capacity to weather any storm and do what needs to be done”.
Meanwhile workers have gathered in large numbers at the St Michael beach following the May Day parade, eating, shopping and relaxing as they await the addresses of BWU boss Toni Moore and Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.
Among those relaxing in the crowd is retired BWU General Secretary, Senator Sir Roy Trotman.