Flow to cut several workers

Telecommunications provider Flow has confirmed that several employees in Barbados will be going home, amid ongoing internal restructuring.

In a statement Wednesday, the company did not provide details on the number of staff who would be affected or what form the separation would take.

However, Director of Communications and Stakeholder Management Marilyn Sealy said the development formed part of its business transformation programme.

“As part of this broader programme, we have adjusted our team structure and a number of positions will be impacted,” Sealy said, while pointing to planned network upgrades, training and development and improvements to its back office customer support.

Following Liberty Global’s £3.5 billion (BDS$8.7 billion) takeover of its parent company, Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) last year, the company has remained in a state of transition, highlighted by the appointment back in January of Jamaican Garfield Sinclair to head up CWC’s Caribbean operations.

Since then, Managing Director of Flow (Barbados) Niall Sheehy resigned suddenly back in March and an interim leadership team headed by Vice President of C&W Business Jenson Sylvester was appointed to oversee the local operations.  

9 Responses to Flow to cut several workers

  1. jrsmith May 11, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Why our politicians is allowing this cartel corporate, to keep playing bajans , always using us as guinea pigs , we need more telecoms companies in Barbados…. (C&W) what a laugh …….

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    • Jennifer May 11, 2017 at 5:31 am

      Jrsmith – the government has no choice. At the end of the day the black man was never liberated to such a status to acquire wealth to start such utilities. Black people are in the spot where they are suppose to be – Being preyed upon. The serpent has a 400yr lead in the race of wealth. The black man is still in the wilderness wondering somewhere, supporting their events, weaves, backs bent etc. We definitely need more competition in this place, but what these companies do eventually is to merge and continue the onslaught.

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  2. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner May 11, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Wonder how much money Flow got from government to set up in Bim to provide jobs because that’s why these companies come here.

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  3. harry turnover May 11, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Rawle Spooner I think you have the CART BEFORE HORSE big man.

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  4. Ras Small
    Ras Small May 11, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Happy 50th, independunce.

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  5. Alex Alleyne May 11, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Going with the “flow” .

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  6. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor May 11, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Flow your service leads a lot to be desired stop getting rid of people from BARBADOS the people who work for you overseas are helpless when you get problems with your slow dropped out internet.You fire at the expense of good customer​ service.All the million dollar year end profit is not good enough for the greed in your company.we are fed up with the unfair treatment.

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  7. Milli Watt May 11, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Wolf at it again……place has been in a state of restructure for more than 10 years. I love it notice no number as to how many but not to worry more to come.

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  8. Nduaz May 19, 2017 at 7:34 am

    It’s very same but many more leaving Digicel, queuing to get out quick!!!!included is infamous CEO Looney who has already left….. silently. Rather see a local now in a position where they actually relate to the staff…

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