MP calls for end to sugar strike

Cynthia Forde 1
Cynthia Forde, MP

Opposition MP Cynthia Forde is calling for an immediate end to the strike by sugar factory workers.

Forde tells Barbados TODAY the industrial action should never have taken place and she is warning of the financial impact on the country.

I don’t think that is should have happened at all. If you didn’t strike for all those thousands of people [public servants] going home, how do you come now and hurt the only industry that is going to bring in something and it’s not even at the level it would have been at years ago. Something is definitely wrong,” she said.

I would want for all the agencies involved to come to the table and at least…come up with some kind of resolution that people would go back out to work from Monday if that is possible, and we can get on with the business of reaping the sugar cane and not be experiencing all these losses.

It really needs urgent attention and if there has to be some other form or strategy to be implemented, I believe that that would work better than putting a pause on the business of reaping the sugar cane and getting the harvest to a level where we can reap the tonnage that we are looking at for export purposes. Let us get on with the business,” Forde added.

5 Responses to MP calls for end to sugar strike

  1. Ryan Henry
    Ryan Henry April 14, 2014 at 7:46 am

    the MP is correct y strike for one and not the next, difference is NUPW is nothing short of a toothless bark and BWU is more of a vicious bite. Keep it up Sir Roy, if there is one person who deserves Hero status its you.

  2. Frederick Alleyne
    Frederick Alleyne April 14, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Agree strike should end, but how come an apology now and other workers and the union were disrespected before and no strike?

  3. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne April 14, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Yes, Cynthia Forde. We want back some sweetness in this land. We’re sick and tired of being bitter all the time.

  4. Clive Walrond
    Clive Walrond April 14, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Call for end, theres people out there looking for wk

  5. Anitra Craig
    Anitra Craig April 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    With all that cane sugar I don’t think so


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