New offer on the table

As a national strike threat looms, members of the Social Partnership were locked behind closed doors in search of a solution to the bitter impasse between the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and the Barbados Investment Development Corporation (BIDC).

BEC executive director Tony Walcott and BPSA Chairman Alex McDonald



Tourism Minister Richard Sealy chatting with CEO of BHL Richard Cozier

After more than four hours of talks, Labour Minister Dr Esther Byer told reporters a new offer was on the table and the ball was now in the union’s court. She declined to give further details on the proposal.

Today’s meeting comes as a go-slow by customs and immigrations officers at the island’s ports of entry take effect.

Chief executive officer of the Barbados Port David Jean-Marie told Barbados TODAY, the action had affected the collection of cargo.

Over at the Grantley Adams International Airport, Corporate Communications Officer Keith Goddard said there were no disruptions so far

3 Responses to New offer on the table

  1. Miguel Carlos Jose Humphrey
    Miguel Carlos Jose Humphrey July 14, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    BBQ T-bone steak, mash potatoes, coleslaw, side of steam veg and a very cold Coke to wash it down with a side of hot apple pie and vanilla ice cream would be nice…..what else they serving up on the table ??

    Wait are any of those items in the Basket of goods ??

  2. Mervin Errol
    Mervin Errol July 14, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I would think that there is a difference between a meeting with the Social Partnership and a meeting with the Unions. With the Social Partnership both the BIDC and the Unions would be relatively quiet as the others seek a mutually accepted solution. In this case the Minister cannot be accused of changing her original position. For the true social commentator this shows maturity and leadership being able to separate one from the other.

  3. Bajan boy July 14, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Is the same BIDC issue that caused the Unions to choke and rob the PM and that the practicing PM said he would meet the unions on but that nothing would change.. Wow 360% turn in less than 24 hrs.wish to congratulate the young and very articulate and aggressive Trade Union leaders who stood up for the working class after all of the criticism from many quarters including the intellects on the hill and mainly the DLP froons…these guys along with the Minister in labour are truly an embarrassment to our country and the youth especially.. Just can’t wait for the arrogant,senseless bunch to vacate the corridors of Parliament and power in the country..Denis can send back the NCC trucks from picking up the garbage just hope they r properly sanitized..


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