Customs and Immigration officers on go-slow

Passengers at the island’s air and seaports faced delays today as a result of a go-slow by Customs and Immigration Officers.

The action followed a meeting with their bargaining agent, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW).

General Secretary, Roslyn Smith said the officers put forward a number of grievances which the union plans to present to the Chief Immigration Officer by next week.

She said the go-slow is expected to continue until Monday.

34 Responses to Customs and Immigration officers on go-slow

  1. Susanna Ophelia
    Susanna Ophelia November 12, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Not now lord not when traveling for independence celebration

    • Jema Goodluck
      Jema Goodluck November 12, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      And Christmas barrel

    • Susanna Ophelia
      Susanna Ophelia November 12, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      I so hope they get it sorted soon this will be such an embarrassing way to start off anyone travel experience

    • Jamal Rock
      Jamal Rock November 13, 2016 at 7:03 am

      I think that’s the whole point to hit where it would hurt most

  2. Smith Maxine
    Smith Maxine November 12, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    This General Secretary is an axx.

  3. Jema Goodluck
    Jema Goodluck November 12, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    And Christmas barrel

  4. Tête La
    Tête La November 12, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    The customs were operating on a Go Slow since June or July, any slower they would have to be on a Go Stop

  5. Sophia Weaver
    Sophia Weaver November 12, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Can they go any slower?

  6. Debra Burnette
    Debra Burnette November 12, 2016 at 9:00 pm


  7. Natalia Reid
    Natalia Reid November 12, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I was just about to ask how is this news?

  8. Natalia Reid
    Natalia Reid November 12, 2016 at 9:06 pm
  9. Shanny Chandler
    Shanny Chandler November 12, 2016 at 10:09 pm
  10. Lennox hewitt November 12, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    I got barrel commig soon lol

  11. Jamal Antoine Archer
    Jamal Antoine Archer November 12, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Since 1932, how is that news?

  12. Cheryl Best
    Cheryl Best November 12, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    I cracking up

  13. Cheryl Best
    Cheryl Best November 12, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Go stop waloss

  14. Sean Chandler
    Sean Chandler November 12, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    How can one tell they’re working slower than normal

  15. Terissa Bushell
    Terissa Bushell November 12, 2016 at 11:42 pm
  16. Wade Gibbons
    Wade Gibbons November 12, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    The NUPW in dire need of leadership.

    • Annette Beckett
      Annette Beckett November 12, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      This has been so for the past five or so years Wade Gibbons

  17. James Austin Bynoe
    James Austin Bynoe November 13, 2016 at 3:02 am

    NUPW “grow some balls” … what go slow – they already frigging slow normally

  18. jrsmith November 13, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Nothing makes any sense in barbados , everything is so messed up confusion rules the day.. you cannot trust anything or anyone we need some sensible people from (Westminster ) to put our country right again ,our people cannot manage our Barbados…..

  19. Jackie Agard
    Jackie Agard November 13, 2016 at 7:00 am
  20. jrsmith November 13, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Sack the lot of them , find people in barbados who want to work…..

  21. Tennyson Joseph
    Tennyson Joseph November 13, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Blaming government for all the countries ills when the public servants in bim thinks only of their pensions …

  22. David Simpson
    David Simpson November 13, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Very sad!!

  23. BoboTheClown November 13, 2016 at 9:38 am

    This move will prove to be beneficial to the Officers . The bargaining team now has some leverage by putting pressure on to have a settlement that will offer some or most of what they are are asking. I am sure the Government don’t want to be embarrassed by having visitors coming to our 50th year of Independence waiting in long lines for hours because of a pay dispute.
    Keep the pressure on ,you deserve to be treated better .You do a fantastic job under sometimes difficult circumstances. They need to be more Officers during peak periods ,this would alleviate some long line ups.

  24. Alex Alleyne November 13, 2016 at 11:23 am

    By now I thought you foot soldiers would be out in the hot sweltering heat singing ‘We shall over come’ while the “big-ups ” in their air condition office on cell phones asking ….How things going out there ????.

  25. Tristan John
    Tristan John November 13, 2016 at 11:58 am
  26. Wade Gibbons
    Wade Gibbons November 13, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    When ever i see these situations I am reminded of how President Reagan handled the air traffic controllers strike and wish the powers that be had the courage to follow suit. I am all for agitation for labour rights but you must be right first.

    • Lil Man November 13, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      It would be worthy to note that Reagan made a move that resulted in a severe depletion in the controller workforce thus bringing in others not suitably experienced (military), leading to notable increase in aircraft near misses and accidents.

      point is…..Send home all then, who will u find to replace them quickly and proficiently.

      Border control is critical.

  27. Rona Barradell
    Rona Barradell November 13, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Sarah Keely

  28. willis November 13, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    In the end all of us will get hurt (weaken economy) for a few. England under Thatcher and USA under Reagan had improved economies when the government stopped the unions from wrecking their economy.

    Barbados has a very fragile economy based on spending on imported goods. The tourist season and independence celebration are good for the island but people shouting “hit the ‘government’ where its hurts”, “bring them to their knees”. Wreck the economy and see who it hurts and who get bring to their knees with unemployment and no money.

  29. RC November 13, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Shucks……..I thought that the entire NUPW membership were on a permanent, 365 day a year GO-SLOW.


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