Union looking to step up protests

Government employees will decide on Monday how to proceed with industrial action to protest against the “forced” retirement of 13 employees of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC).

The country’s largest public sector union, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), has summoned all public workers to a meeting at its Dalkeith Road Headquarters to determine the nature of phase three of the protest.

Acting General Secretary Roslyn Smith said tonight, the meeting would also update the workers on the impasse.

NUPW acting general secretary Roslyn Smith
NUPW acting general secretary Roslyn Smith

Smith also told Barbados TODAY that in the meantime, the strike by sanitation workers, and the go slow at the Bridgetown Port, would continue.

However, she said the union would not escalate the existing protest before Monday’s meeting, which begins at 2 pm.

3 Responses to Union looking to step up protests

  1. Veronica A. Piggott
    Veronica A. Piggott July 11, 2015 at 1:57 am

    Is the union going to pay me when I strike, l hope when all is said and done I still get my pay and please include that the age of retirement should be dropped to 60 instead of 67 with all the ailments that comes at that age

  2. villager. July 11, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Veronica, my dear lady, do not worry about the union paying you, this is not even about their workers, this is about their plan to bring down this government they are now boldly saying so in various quarters, let the president tell the general public how many times has he said this to certain persons, i do not know if he believed it was to be kept in confidence, but the fellow who says that he has been told he is charismatic,well i believed he was fooled there too,has been making these mouthings,is hell bent on this objective i wish him well but at the end of the we ordinary citizens must suffer at the hands of persons whose egos are out of control,enough said.

  3. villager. July 11, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    but at the end of the day….correction.


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