Workers ready to strike

The island’s public servants are now on standby to take industrial action in solidarity with disgruntled peers at the Barbados Workers Union.

Before a packed auditorium at Solidarity House this afternoon, BWU general secretary Toni Moore signaled that the union’s executive council had given the green light to escalate action.

She however steered clear of setting a date for the protest, but said it would be soon.

Moore said the union would only withdraw its plan to strike if the BWA produced a proposal to deal with outstanding payments owed to BWA workers for more than ten years.


5 Responses to Workers ready to strike

  1. Beverley Headley
    Beverley Headley March 23, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    When will the Unions in Barbados stop taking the few people who are working in Bim for a ride though? As soon as they get their secret deals under the table or get an opportunity to sit on a Board, or a few tickets to an event, their tune changes. Workers in Barbados have been constantly sold out by these darn unions with no bite for years, I know of what I speak. The workers need to withdraw their fees and pray and hope for the best. Stop depending on these unions to solve any of your matters; can any worker in Barbados say what really happen to all the other cases that they the union jump up, shouted loud, and then sit down when the bone was thrown at them? People wake up to the tricks and trade of the “trade unions” They are in bed with everyone who will allow them to be.

  2. Sonia Smith
    Sonia Smith March 23, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Agree with all you have said

  3. Sonia Smith
    Sonia Smith March 23, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Trade and tricks

  4. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce March 23, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    The best thing the workers can do stop paying union funds forthwith and use it to top up their savings.
    Every turkey feed he own craw, no point in giving money to make others have a better lifestyle than one self. Thank God wunna got a job forget about the all talk no action solid waste of time union and get on with wunna life.

  5. seagul March 24, 2016 at 3:42 am

    These are the type of comments the plantation owners love to see–confused and divided folk to exploit.


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