BL&P workers stage protest

More than a dozen workers at the Barbados Light and Power Spring Garden plant this morning downed tools and took up placards in protest.

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The workers have alleged that a white Canadian consultant employed at the plant kicked a black employee.

One worker, who did not want to be identified by name,  told Barbados TODAY  they did not intend to disrupt work today but felt it was important to vent their disapproval.

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However, in a statement issued this afternoon, the company’s Human Resource Manager Gail King expressed disappointment at the workers’ action, saying the situation amounted to a huge misunderstanding.

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The company said a nudge by the consultant was misconstrued by the employee who had subsequently accepted the supervisor’s apology.

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16 Responses to BL&P workers stage protest

  1. Ras Unjay
    Ras Unjay June 1, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    and he foot aint break,all wunna should be beating he wid de placards.thats one i aint dealing wid,good people die every day,get de drift.

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  2. Ras Unjay
    Ras Unjay June 1, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    gail king is ah real,.wunna could think anything nasty.

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  3. Johnathan June 1, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Where there is no vision the people perish and where there is no leadership the whites get richer and kick the blacks who make them richer…Both Joe and Freundel should go..

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  4. Cornelius Drogo
    Cornelius Drogo June 1, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    You don’t even kick dogs…..

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  5. Lucinda Katrina McSinister
    Lucinda Katrina McSinister June 1, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Misconstrued a nudge, with a foot? Accept apology? De man move wrong cause all now he should be limping.

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  6. David June 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Only in Barbados do black people accept Insincere apologies. A similar incident occurred at the Hilton Hotel about 5 year ago This is one of the sickest country in the world. Blacks in Barbados are well-trained domesticated slaves

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  7. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar June 1, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    IN Barbados am I hearing right, a black worker kicked by White Canadian Consultant worker and he still breathing or in Hospitalized in the ICU. This according to law is assault and a complaint wasn’t make to the police? we need to hear more of this.

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  8. recoanthony June 1, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    WA LOSS SO MUCH CANADIAN TOOLS WANNA WORKING, AN HE HANDS NOR FEET AIN’T BREK, MAN U ALL SICK…NUGE WID AH FOOT, MEANS NUDGE ACCROSS FOOT, U SHOULD BE IN REAL PAIN, GAIL UR A WET J….Y IF IT WERE U…WOULD BE AH DIFFERENT TUNE.

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  9. Colette Felix
    Colette Felix June 1, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    What is amazing is I’m sure if I had kicked this same employee, he wudda beat me down,why he eh beat down de stinking dog dat kick he???

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  10. Tony Waterman June 1, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    @Colette Felix!!!!! Because Black on Black Violence is OK, but black on white, the Black is probably going to Dodds, wether it wqas self defence or not.

    50 years, and we are still marking time.

    Superiors do NOT put their hand or Feet on subordinates, that is supposed to be the rules of the Work Place, but this is Barbados, Where is his Union Rep. ???

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  11. Roger Gibbons June 2, 2016 at 12:30 am

    This is happening too often in Barbados sometime ago it happened a hotel in St. Peter. Bajans are too passive. Remember what happened with embassy official’s wife? Too much is too much.

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  12. Menace II Babylon June 2, 2016 at 3:06 am

    SMH should be glad the White Man aint drag off his belt or reach for the whip – BOY. Thats what they call us big man don’t matter your a boy. Old habits die hard. I worked in close proximity to the slave master elite and I heard more Glock talk and shooting people whilst watching the yachts. No wonder Bajans are viewed as the most colonised people in the Caricom. NO BACK BONE, NO SELF IDENTITY, LITTLE SELF ESTEEM AND SELF WORTH. He would not have done it if he did not believe it is a big deal. Take a kick and go back to your role and grumble.

    Then wanna on this independence farce and believing these Neocolonialism celebrations. Bun all all that independence crap. Pure face value.

    How much land is owned by Bajans, how mush services and utilities etc. Every lickle business we are constantly squeezed out and red tape whilst they alone have the keys to the city, politicians and develop legislation they needs.

    Check google you would be shocked then again it would not. Bun out all that neo colonism independence when you still at the bottom of the barrel.

    I guarantee if it did a black man that drove that kick in he, big drama and fight. You bring that level of violence to your brother with the crab in a bucket mentality but white man you want placards and saying he must go. I would take the charge in self defence as he would be missing plenty of his 32 and beaten senseless till them come and scrape him up and take him straight ICU if Jah still give him breath. Need a Mugabe vibe bout here.

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  13. Bobo June 2, 2016 at 4:58 am

    A nudge and a kick –two different meanings— intentional ”kick” seeks Constitution -justice —-even if its an intentional nudge–local Bajans don’t you think its time you learn about your ”Rights of law”

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  14. Miche June 3, 2016 at 2:57 am

    We ( Colored people ) talk too much,…I cannot begin to fathom first off…Town and country planning went to Jackson and demolished a black mans business place,Just like that,,,Next the went and tore off a mans garage,,Quicker than the cat can lick his ear,,,,,a few years ago ,they went into Clapham and destroyed a families wall home…….all black people ,on their own property mind you…,,but all of a sudden, on land owned by the state,,,A red man can defy them and continue to build,,,,, and all of a sudden,,the piper plays a different tune……Now .,here is a man who takes us back to the good old slave days,,,where a man can Kick his property,,hang them if he desire,,, Now we see why young people are becoming more aggressive,they are not as restrained or Jail Scared as their parents…..where are the ” Justice marchers”

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