Unions’ march will only result in weight loss, says Inniss

Minister of International Business, Small Business Development, Industry and Commerce Donville Inniss has dismissed a decision by four major trade unions to march from Queen’s Park to Parliament on Tuesday in protest of the recent National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), as “a walk to burn calories”.

Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of an Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) walkthrough of his St James South constituency, Inniss argued that Government had already articulated its position quite clearly and therefore any attempt by the unions to force Government’s hand would be pointless.

“A march or a walk by union leaders from Queen’s Park to Parliament in an aim to lose some weight or to burn calories is not absolutely necessary for Government to hear the views of the union. The unions and the Government have been in constant dialogue as far as I know,” Inniss said.

“I sit on the Sub-Committee of the Social Partnership that includes the union members, the private sector and the Government and at such meetings, the Government has always been very honest and forthcoming with information about the state of the economy.

“I don’t know what is contained in a letter to be delivered to the Prime Minister on Tuesday but I would say that a march is not necessary since the unions are already in discussions with Government regarding salary increases,” Inniss added, while acknowledging that austerity measures presented in the 2017-2018 Budget were indeed painful for workers.

Following a meeting of shop stewards last Thursday at Solidarity House, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), the Barbados Workers Union (BWU), Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) and the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) took the decision to show up in their numbers to deliver symbolic correspondence to Stuart.

They explained that this would be the first phase of ramped up action aimed at getting the Stuart administration to, at the very least, cut its controversial ten per cent National Social Responsibility Levy by half.

However, the outspoken Commerce Minister accused the union leaders of grandstanding for the benefit of their members, noting that as a former member of the NUPW he was well aware of all the tricks of the trade.

“As a former member of the NUPW as a shop steward, I am very mindful of the need to appear to be militant and to appear to be relevant for trade unions to get the message across. So I have no quarrels with the unions and their walk to Parliament to deliver a letter to whomever they wish to [but] .  .  .  we have not reached an agreement with the unions and if this is a muscular way of exhibiting their position, then so be it,” Inniss said.

96 Responses to Unions’ march will only result in weight loss, says Inniss

  1. Sam Alleyne
    Sam Alleyne July 8, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Wow really??

    Reply
  2. Kirt Jordan
    Kirt Jordan July 8, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    The arrogance of these ppl elected to serve….SMH

    Reply
  3. Troy R Stuart
    Troy R Stuart July 8, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Everyday is a clear sign that you guy ( politicians) only care about your needs but time is getting shorter for you guys ……

    Reply
  4. Veronica Wiggins
    Veronica Wiggins July 8, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Soon the weight of this government will be lifted off the backs of every Barbadian.
    What a burden we have to carry

    Reply
  5. Toyna Green
    Toyna Green July 8, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Wow……I hope bajans reading and understanding, dem ain’t kay bout we #tiredahdem #ahseeingred

    Reply
  6. Toyna Green
    Toyna Green July 8, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    You could take it, you could lump it………………

    Reply
  7. Serena Padmore
    Serena Padmore July 8, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Everything is a joke for this blasted government smh

    Reply
  8. Nikolai Gibson
    Nikolai Gibson July 8, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    I ain’t vex with y’all at all, you won the government, it wasn’t a coup.

    Reply
  9. Tracy Brown
    Tracy Brown July 8, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Oh Wow!!! Mr Minister!!!

    Reply
  10. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn July 8, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    The union have the power to bring down the
    government if they want. Marching for one day is a waste of time. The minister is Right. The union need to shut down the sea port and the Airport for at least 10 days straight. Nothing can’t go nothing can’t come. If they serious. No one day marching ain’t going to work.

    Reply
    • Andria Eversley
      Andria Eversley July 9, 2017 at 8:48 am

      I keep saying that shut down d dam country

      Reply
    • Dale Carrington
      Dale Carrington July 9, 2017 at 9:14 am

      It’s true !! We have to be serious and stand for something . Also yes they would be casualties in any war those are the circumstances…

      Reply
    • Tessa Trotman
      Tessa Trotman July 9, 2017 at 10:02 am

      yes union shut it down sick out anything so

      Reply
    • Dolores Howell
      Dolores Howell July 9, 2017 at 10:40 am

      So true

      Reply
    • LeRoi July 9, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      I agree. The unions need to flex the real muscle and show the government that we as a people ain’t taking no more of their nonsense.

      Reply
  11. Sherlene Phillips
    Sherlene Phillips July 9, 2017 at 12:15 am

    It just goes to show he has no respect for the unions or rights of workers in Barbados and it also shows he has no intention to listen. But he belly will hurt him when he loses his seat…he is the one that will be getting weight loss…lol

    Reply
    • Sonia Small
      Sonia Small July 9, 2017 at 8:14 am

      He ain’t got no respect period I can’t stand the big head ugly phocka

      Reply
    • Angel Maria
      Angel Maria July 9, 2017 at 8:36 am

      Belly hurt he my tail and getting a HUGE pension for life and so much money tie up in property and land? Not he!

      Reply
  12. Beverley Headley
    Beverley Headley July 9, 2017 at 12:30 am

    March anyhow!

    Reply
  13. Pat BB
    Pat BB July 9, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Well wonna should go on the march then….coz clearly wonna need it….just saying

    Reply
  14. Michael Turton
    Michael Turton July 9, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Went we walk to the polls, what would that be……..C U Next Time……

    Reply
  15. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen July 9, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Make him apologize,and make him use the word apologize and sorry and please with the apology.If not show him who we are .

    Reply
  16. Sandor Barker
    Sandor Barker July 9, 2017 at 12:32 am

    De man got jokes.

    Reply
  17. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor July 9, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Arrogance and the DLP are twins

    Reply
  18. Frank Fowler
    Frank Fowler July 9, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Soon all you guys will be on a weight loss program because you won’t have access to unlimited tax money to fatten your pockets. Unprofessional losers.

    Reply
  19. Jane Burnett
    Jane Burnett July 9, 2017 at 12:45 am

    A reply to all who think the election would get the DLP out news flash IF THE DLP WANTS BACK THE POWER OF GOVERNMENT THE ELECTION WOULD BE STOLEN AGAIN REPEAT AGAIN

    Reply
    • Sonia Lynch
      Sonia Lynch July 9, 2017 at 2:32 am

      Thank you so much Jane ..I said it before

      Reply
  20. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd July 9, 2017 at 12:48 am

    INNISS ENJOY THE LAST 9 MONTHS TALK AS MUCH AS YOU WANT BECAUSE THIS IS YOU AND THE #DEMSLASTMAS ENJOY IT…ENJOY IT

    Reply
  21. Samantha Sealy
    Samantha Sealy July 9, 2017 at 2:03 am

    These people are so arrogant and rude it’s untrue. But….. I did warn wunna way back. I’ll say it AGAIN dem don’t care nutten ’bout wunna. Wunna deaf??!!

    Reply
  22. Wendell Kirton
    Wendell Kirton July 9, 2017 at 2:04 am

    I see what I told youall them don’t care about we. So union shut down bim

    Reply
  23. Stephen Yarde
    Stephen Yarde July 9, 2017 at 3:33 am

    One day coming soon…boy Gabby you were way ahead of your time

    Reply
    • Sonia Bragg
      Sonia Bragg July 9, 2017 at 8:43 am

      Soon seems to be taking an awful long time

      Reply
  24. Olivia Wilkinson
    Olivia Wilkinson July 9, 2017 at 3:37 am

    Unfortunately it’s true! We don’t stand together on the most important things. …….we just sit back and argue in our small circles. They need to see that we are serious and if needed the shutdown can and will happen!

    Reply
  25. Sophia Branch
    Sophia Branch July 9, 2017 at 3:37 am

    He should headline it since he needs to lose weight

    Reply
    • Milli Watt July 9, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Sophia are you saying the Minister is a FAT CAT!

      Reply
  26. Ibukunoluwa Ayanfe Ozioma
    Ibukunoluwa Ayanfe Ozioma July 9, 2017 at 4:12 am

    Okay… Either we have a dire situation in which our economy is suffering or, we don’t! I think we do! However, the government is being unreasonable in its application of an 8% increase in taxes to the Levy. At least, it could ease the burden on businesses and meet the request of the Union by halving the burden. Sadly, the Prime Minister, very adroitly stated that it was better to have the rise in taxes than for people to lose their jobs. How naive in actuality is this statement when, in fact, they stand to lose their jobs either way!! Expect an increase in crime and a country plummeting out of control. But, also be mindful that the Mafia have their eyes firmly on struggling countries ready to pounce like vultures soaring overhead, waiting for the unfortunate to die! Mark my words, the Mafia are waiting in the wings!!

    Reply
  27. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba July 9, 2017 at 4:21 am

    I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW AH WHOLE NATION, CAN ALLOW 16 GREASY MOUTH SLAVES IN AH PLANTATION HOUSE TO WRECK HAVOC IN THIS ONCE LOVELY COUNTRY……….THESE GREASY MOUTH SLAVES DON’T CARE ABOUT THE MASSES AN THE UNIONS EXCEPT UWU HAVE SHOP KEEPERS RUNNING THEM……COME ON!!!!!!!!!SHUT DOWN THE AIRPORT/SEAPORT FOR DAYS……….PEOPLE GET UP!! STAND UP!!!!1 STAND UP FOR YA RIGHTS..7 MONTHS MORE FEELS LIKE ……..PHEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    Reply
    • lies a plenty July 9, 2017 at 8:22 am

      A

      Reply
  28. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba July 9, 2017 at 4:28 am

    1.5 BILLION IN FOREIGN EXCHANGE PLUNDERED, 22 BILLION IN TAXES OVER AH 9+ YEAR PERIOD LICK TO SMITTERENE, WHAT WANNA WAITING FOR, PRAY TELL ME WHAT WANNA WAITING FOR

    Reply
    • hcalndre July 9, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      @Ali Baba, some not all of the barbadians are asking for more of the same, you know some people, the worse they are treated the more they appreciate it.

      Reply
  29. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall July 9, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Just disrespectful words from this government to the citizens of this Nation.
    I hope the pencil will be weight loss also.
    I would like each one to lose they seat.

    Reply
  30. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell July 9, 2017 at 5:40 am

    So you and the rest if your cronnies should join them…had s good look at yourselves lately??

    Reply
  31. Gregory Marchan
    Gregory Marchan July 9, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Arrogance by one who is a repsentative of the people

    Reply
  32. Bajan Positve Brian
    Bajan Positve Brian July 9, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Pure indifference to Bajan people. Smh

    Reply
  33. Kelly Scantlebury
    Kelly Scantlebury July 9, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Well you and your party could march along. Cause if anybody needs weight loss it’s the dlp. Smh

    Reply
  34. Kim A. Jones
    Kim A. Jones July 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Wow. Just. Wow.

    Reply
  35. Dwayne Kirton
    Dwayne Kirton July 9, 2017 at 6:27 am

    People need to stop talking and really do this thing if we don’t want them they have to go stop talking and stand up let that big noise idiot know that he doesn’t own Barbados we need a shut and we need it now, all government headquarters want blocking we have to put a stop to them now this foolishness was going on too long, the talking was going on too long, it is time for action now, they will either leave or get kick out!

    Reply
  36. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 9, 2017 at 6:36 am

    “Unions’ march will only result in weight loss” he won’t be skinning he casserole teeth if wunna have #NationalStrike i.e. Close down the Island. But Wunna frightened, so conditioned to hush up and put up that’s why DEMs ain’t got no respect fuh wunna. Next election if, wunna re-elect De Layabout Party wunna deserve everything wunna get.
    #NationalStrike

    Reply
  37. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade July 9, 2017 at 6:37 am

    First of all why did he go to the blp march did someone invited him just thinking that man dont respect the union or the people of barbados look the dlp think that they can do as they like and the country cannot stop them so i want to see what the union going to do what i would like to see the back of mr trotman why each time that lady go to talk he is there to the union please dont sell out the people they need you bad

    Reply
  38. Carol Maynard
    Carol Maynard July 9, 2017 at 6:38 am

    When elections come around when he comes asking for a vote let him known that he wasting your time because he don’t care the way he talk

    Reply
  39. Bobby Gilkes
    Bobby Gilkes July 9, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Tell them Inninss lol and offer them cucumber water lol ……walks away slowly

    Reply
  40. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore July 9, 2017 at 6:52 am

    The unions are only doing on Tuesday what you did on the floor of Parliament duing the Budget Debate, raise the concerns of their constituents to the NSRL. You did it on your feet by standing on the floor of the Chamber & they are doing it by pounding the pavement. Despite your protestations, nothing changed. If they march & nothing changes, who are you to be critical. Remember, you’re more “powerful” than they but was ignored by your colleagues. Not only them, but we’ll be there also to register our discontent. If that fails & the unions decide to “up de thing” then you as part of govt will hold yuh belly & ball.

    Reply
  41. Chris Barnett
    Chris Barnett July 9, 2017 at 7:27 am

    = THIS IS CROSSING THE LINE FOR ME .

    Reply
  42. Chris Barnett
    Chris Barnett July 9, 2017 at 7:28 am

    = The Lord’s Prayer
    – Anonymous

    Our Father, who art in heaven,
    hallowed be thy Name,
    thy kingdom come,
    thy will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.

    Give us this day our daily bread.
    And forgive us our trespasses,
    as we forgive those
    who trespass against us.

    And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.

    For thine is the kingdom,
    and the power, and the glory,
    for ever and ever. Amen.

    Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/prayers/catholic/childrens-prayers/the-lords-prayer.aspx#pUtylKhR4BTR7jV5.99

    Reply
  43. Chris Barnett
    Chris Barnett July 9, 2017 at 7:29 am

    =@Ria Ifill

    Reply
  44. Hugh Roberta Ferguson
    Hugh Roberta Ferguson July 9, 2017 at 7:32 am

    In that case the DLP needs to LEAD the march…The OINK OINK is very loud for past 9 plus yrs at the public trough…

    Reply
  45. Mhizz Kelly P Forde
    Mhizz Kelly P Forde July 9, 2017 at 7:34 am

    What ya all fretting for ? Stop cussing man ELECTIONS COMING. NEVER ARGUE WITH IDIOTS !

    Reply
  46. Andrea Young
    Andrea Young July 9, 2017 at 7:35 am

    You got jokes…

    Reply
  47. Cecily Jones
    Cecily Jones July 9, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Innis and most of his fatcat cronies in government should be the first to lose some weight. All of them big and fat from taxpayers money. Crooked and arrogant too.

    Reply
  48. Mike Baje
    Mike Baje July 9, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Then you should join them!

    Reply
  49. Concern citizen July 9, 2017 at 7:51 am

    The arrogance of these people are unbelievable. He is the one who keep pretending to have his constituents best interest at heart. If I was voting in his constituent that remark alone would stop me from voting for him.. … But party faithfuls in love with their politisns no matter what their do or say. THE NERVE OF HE. !!!!!!!. When I open face book a saw that comment it actually hurt to see a politian making those remark. AND HE WANT TO PRETEND HE different. All DEM IS THE SAME HORSE PAINT WITH A DIFFERENT BRUSH.

    Reply
  50. Kevin Dangleben
    Kevin Dangleben July 9, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Nice one.

    Reply
  51. chris hill July 9, 2017 at 7:55 am

    This is all very ironic, the unions during the BLP days would threaten strikes at the littlest of reasons, so with the help of Roy trotman the unions assisted the DLP to power, with so many past union leaders in the DLP flock they won the Gov. Now the DLP doing whatever they can to slap the unions down. The current union bosses need to grow a pair and act. stop with this we will wait and see, we will have a meager walk, we will talk and hold more meeting. ACT bring on some major strike action and show that you still got some teeth or sit there and just be a chair warmer.

    Reply
  52. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow July 9, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Unions have lost they insight and taking up the mantle more like pariahs ..Union workers must now understand job security and in titled wages and raises in certain economic climates are unsustainable ..and since Governments are the mouth piece of the ruling elite ,an influx of cheaper Labour has arisen on your horizon….Union officials are well paid regardless

    Reply
  53. Philip Irie Clement
    Philip Irie Clement July 9, 2017 at 8:20 am

    They can afford to make such degrading comments because they know the Bajan people will only talk at the street corners, call in programs, and shops etc. and in a few days it’s back to normal. …. Right ?

    Reply
  54. Lynette Warden
    Lynette Warden July 9, 2017 at 8:27 am

    They are all sayibg the ppl have no rights

    Reply
  55. Mack July 9, 2017 at 8:27 am

    This gang that is running the government don’t care about any body but themselves. The only thing they know is to take the people money, squander it and take more in taxes. I have never see this before.

    Reply
  56. Sonia Bragg
    Sonia Bragg July 9, 2017 at 8:27 am

    I don’t know how much clearer these lot can get but all of dem have been saying, and saying it loudly that they do not care about the people of this country. I not sure how much clearer they can be. .

    Reply
  57. Shamika Grant
    Shamika Grant July 9, 2017 at 8:29 am

    All the taxes you guys putting on is what will make bajans lose weight

    Reply
  58. hcalndre July 9, 2017 at 8:31 am

    When 3000 workers were sent home when they were promise that not one would be, march was called and the same people made a joke that only about 100 people turned up, what is that saying to the politicians? treat these people like anything but human beings and they will apologize to you then go home and pray.

    Reply
  59. Sherlene Phillips
    Sherlene Phillips July 9, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I think @ Angus Benn got a good point….strike for 2 weeks and i agree with the minister on one point…no need to march…just stay home and relax…call in sick…for 1-2 weeks and they will get the point…

    Reply
  60. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn July 9, 2017 at 9:12 am

    THE MINISTER IS MAKING SPORT AT THE UNION. IF I WAS RUNNING THOSE UNIONS I WILL SHOW ALL OF THEM IN THE GOVERNMENT WHO REALLY WANT TO THE WEIGHT LOSS. I WILL MAKE MR INNISS EAT THOSE SAME WORDS. THAT IS DISRESPECT TO THE MEMBERS OF THESE UNIONS.

    Reply
  61. Tessa Trotman
    Tessa Trotman July 9, 2017 at 10:08 am

    you see why them do not teach economics in schools here stuspeee

    Reply
  62. Sierra Amari
    Sierra Amari July 9, 2017 at 11:21 am

    im beyond disgusted

    Reply
  63. Virginia Cuke
    Virginia Cuke July 9, 2017 at 11:23 am

    This statement shows total disregard for the people of this nation, arrogant and condescending to even think this is a humorous moment .

    Reply
  64. Avian Clarke
    Avian Clarke July 9, 2017 at 11:55 am

    What he means to say the government doesn’t recognize the unions or the people of Barbados rights

    Reply
  65. Wayne R. Pilgrim-Cadogan
    Wayne R. Pilgrim-Cadogan July 9, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Mr. Minister, you mean that the entire country will result from weight loss from the harsh painful stranglehold tax measures that your government has just implemented!

    Reply
  66. Milli Watt July 9, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    stepped up action means going to court……Minister right a rent a crowd at a weight loss session stupse. Only going got town confused now.

    Reply
  67. sonia boyce July 9, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Serious this is how you all feel about poor suffering people always a joke or sarcasm

    Reply
  68. The Watcher July 9, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    But the unions get paid anyway, do they not? I don’t think they need to lose weight any more than the politicians do…

    Reply
  69. James Austin Bynoe
    James Austin Bynoe July 9, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    The man who sighted the lack of proactive gov consultation with all the key impacted levy stakeholders in his budget reply (fence riding expert) ……. now wants to “flip the script” and claim or pretend the government has been clear” – Bravo just brilliant …. wanna really think people stupid

    Reply
  70. sticks and stones July 9, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    so the unions decided to take a day off and march what more do the expect of govt Innis called right trying to march at the beat of a political drum with worn out instruments

    Reply
  71. Jea Alleyne July 9, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    How many of the MPs know their history? None, I would think as they dont make decisions for the better of the masses, they make decisions for the better of the minorities……They are unfit to lead this nation !!

    Nothing will change for the masses unless you get people that were educated with Black History rather than British History…. because it determines how you think and whose back you have, it is quite clear the system of leadership we have here. Master-slave still evident today, nothing really changed !!

    Reply
  72. Michele Richards
    Michele Richards July 9, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    No man!! Get the people out. NOW.
    They are simply disgusting with their bold faced indifference & disrespect.

    Reply
  73. Shelly Chung
    Shelly Chung July 9, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I can’t believe he said that. What a moron

    Reply
  74. Pearl Carrington
    Pearl Carrington July 9, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Someone ought to remind the Min. that without bread ($$$$$$) one can’t afford to buy cakes, soft drink, juices and other sweetie….Miss P

    Reply
  75. Pearl Carrington
    Pearl Carrington July 9, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Is this the same Minister who demanded that his 10% decrease in salary be re-instated??? Wel,well,well!….Miss P

    Reply
  76. Michael Goodman
    Michael Goodman July 9, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    You and your ignorant, arrogant ministerial colleagues only show up your inexperience, lack of intelligence and complete dearth of understanding when it comes to dealing with the people, when you try and discourage, dismiss, even suppress the peaceful demonstration of the people’s frustration, dissatisfaction and anger at your policies and your treatment of them.

    In a so-called democracy with the so-called right to free speech, the people have every right to take to the streets as a safe and peaceful expression of their feelings.

    By your attempt to suppress such a demonstration, you are effectively inciting people to take far more drastic action to make their feelings known. Unless it is your intention to do so and find an excuse to ‘crack heads and shoot some people’, I respectfully suggest that you and your colleagues stop your insulting and derogatory remarks and take the peaceful protests to your incompetent governance like men.

    Reply
  77. Colin Daniel July 9, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    He and several of his colleagues should join the March then.

    Reply
  78. Patrick July 9, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    I have following questions:

    If there is a change in government tomorrow, will there be an increase in salaries for public servants?

    Will there be a reduction in taxes?

    Will the NCC workers get back their jobs?

    Will the Hyatt project get the required permission to start construction and provide jobs?

    Are we going to see BWU leadership teaming up the NUPW to get places like G4S and Sandy Lane respect trade unions?

    And finally, is BWU going to get back the jobs for the workers at Royal Shop?

    Reply
  79. jrsmith July 10, 2017 at 4:02 am

    Only in Barbados , [he] could get away with this………… Showing what he thinks of black bajans , but the problem bajans are scared of the politicians and frighten of the 1%, who controls our country….. Bajans need to change , forget the rum biscuit and corned beef politics , think of what our young people have to live with, bajans voters must be in a position ,to be able to remove (MPs) from office as easy as the wasted vote they used to put them there , this then would be a vote of no confidence

    We need in Barbados an act of parliament namely so , the (Accountability Act) ………………………………..

    Reply
  80. Loretta Holder July 10, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Mr Inniss the gall of you. If I were you I would avail myself to anything thing that offers me the ability to loose weight especially off my head. You should see yourself on the tv on Saturday with that hat bearly able to fit your head. The nerve of this government. No respect for the people that matter in this country.
    You were vocal for your ministry, the BTA for their organization, Mr. Lashley for the masquerades and now you are saying the unions should shut up and sit back and not represent its members.
    We have taken too much for too long from this government. Mrs Redman if the game is not up sooner than later we will withhold our dues.
    We are tired of having to pay for the folly of this government. The ones at the bottom continues to be affected and the rich and famous flourish.
    We see a govern,ent who is will to take from the poor to continue give to the rich but God will get them them that continue to place hardship on his people.
    What about that clico payout that was promised by this government.
    Yes Ms. Ifill you forgot to mentioned Walter Harper Who was placed on leave and still be paid while being investigated for a matter. How much more of this do we the taxpayers have to pay for. Also look The prime minister is paying a lawyer when he is entitled to representation from the crown and they are saying the country has no money. It has only for a privileged few.
    It is time the unions take action. You have been talking since last year and we are yet to see action. We are getting weary of promises. We don’t want to place you in the same boat as this government.
    We would like someone to stand up for parents who have to find the means to afford the books clothing shoes and bags for our children. Is it necessary to have to spend at least one thousand dollars ( the cost for books and four ready made uniforms) to send a primary school child to school . Who have come up with this elaborate booklist and expensive school uniforms which are ready made. Why do we have no representation in these matters.
    Parents don’t we have any say at PTA or are we so afraid that we will be victimized if we speak up. Someone must represent the masses of this country.
    And politicians I am Tired of you using the vulnerable to get cheap policial points. Why do you have to place us on TV when you give handouts that you would have begged for . I know that you do not pay for anything. Your actions leaves a lot to be desired.

    Reply
  81. sdf July 10, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    I enjoy what you guys are up too. This sort of clever work and reporting!
    Keep up the excellent works guys I’ve added you guys to our blogroll.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *