Port on strike standby

The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) has put its members working at the Bridgetown Port on standby for a possible strike.

They’ve been put on notice that they may be asked to join in industrial action in solidarity with workers at Portvale Sugar Factory who’ve been off the job since yesterday morning.

BWU General Secretary Sir Roy Trotman is at this hour heading to a meeting with union delegates at the Port.

The workers are taking a stand to support 57 former workers at the Andrews Sugar Factory who were made redundant last week.

The union says they were sent on the breadline before the union had completed negotiations with management.

 

3 Responses to Port on strike standby

  1. Edwards Swindley
    Edwards Swindley April 11, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I SUPPORT ALL WORKERS GETTING AN EQUAL DAYS PAY FOR AN EQUAL DAYS WORK. I ALSO SUPPORT THAT WORKERS MUST BE SAFE WHILE @ WORK HOWEVER, BEYOND THE ABOVE IS MADNESS. NO PERSON OR GROUP OF PERSONS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO DESTROY THE COUNTRY’S ECOMY & THAT PERSON SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY JAILED. THE GOVERNMENT GAVE TOO MUCH POWER TO THE UNIONS AND THIS IS A GOOD TIME TO TAKE IT BACK. THE GOVERNMENT MUST ALSO DO ITS JOB OR THOSE IN AUTHORITY MUST BE JAILED ALSO.

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  2. Robert Holloway
    Robert Holloway April 11, 2014 at 10:56 am

    not a like

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  3. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock April 11, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Not a Wildcat,strike,only dis morning I wrote about strikes at the port.

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