Home » Archives by category » Local News » Work force

Three severed from BWU

Three severed from BWU

Three employees of the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) have been put on the breadline, resuscitating previous claims that separation packages would be offered to more than 25 per cent of its staff. The circumstances surrounding the retrenchment of the three – a secretary and two accounts clerks – effective December 31, 2016 were not immediately […]

Slight dip in unemployment

Slight dip in unemployment

The Ministry of Economic Affairs is reporting a slight dip in the rate of unemployment during the third quarter of this year. In a statement issued through the Barbados Government Information Service, the ministry reported that for the July to September review period the total rate of joblessness was 10.2 per cent, down 1.1 percentage […]

NUPW not backing down in airport row

NUPW not backing down in airport row

Not even the approaching Independence Day or the visit of Britain’s Prince Harry will stop the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) from pressing ahead with industrial action at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) over a wages hike for airport workers. A go-slow at the country’s ports of entry in support of NUPW President Akanni […]

No retreat

No retreat

There appears to be no immediate end in sight to the industrial action over a pay rise at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA), with the Unity Workers Union (UWU) joining the protest spearheaded by the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW). The UWU was at the forefront of protest action Monday, leading another stoppage of […]

Sick move

Sick move

It appears as though it will definitely not be business as usual at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) Thursday. Amid increasing tensions between Government and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), unionized workers at this island’s lone airport embarked on a worrying sick out around noon Wednesday that looks set to intensify Thursday. Following […]

GAIA to be hit by more protests

GAIA to be hit by more protests

Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA), which is already under pressure from an immigration and customs go-slow, could be hit with more protest action next week. This after pay talks broke down today between the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and management of the GAIA Inc., which employs some 400 airport workers.    As a […]

Immigration and Customs respond to NUPW

Immigration and Customs respond to NUPW

Government is yet to say specifically how a now four-day old go-slow has impacted its operations. However, top officials of the Immigration and Customs Departments Tuesday sought to set the record straight following a charge by the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) last week that Government had sought to derail a meeting it had called […]

No permission

No permission

The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is accusing the leadership of the Immigration Department of attempting to undermine the industrial relations process. General Secretary Roslyn Smith Friday complained that the recently appointed Chief Immigration Officer Wayne Marshall, who took up the post on September 1, had denied a request for permission for officers to attend […]

NUPW gearing up for action on Friday

NUPW gearing up for action on Friday

Negotiations between the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and the Personnel Administration Division (PAD) have broken down, with the NUPW now preparing to embark on phased industrial action by Friday. The NUPW, which has the backing of its fellow trade unions, is also scheduled to meet with them Thursday afternoon to fine tune a joint […]

Page 1 of 43123Next ›Last »