Massy Distribution gives employees permission to march

Massy Distribution, one of the island’s leading distribution agencies, has announced its support for Monday’s march being organized by trade unions and the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA).

In a memo dated 21st July, addressed to staff, General Manager Glenn Taylor said “Massy Distribution’s position is that we will be supportive of the BPSA’s request. Employees who wish to attend the march to show support can do so at their own will”.

Massy Distribution adds to a growing list of businesses giving support to the march. They include Woolworth, Automotive Art, and all but three of businesses of Williams Industries Inc.

42 Responses to Massy Distribution gives employees permission to march

  1. Sophia Lewis
    Sophia Lewis July 22, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    ……and so it begins

  2. Tashona Knight
    Tashona Knight July 22, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Stupseee… you mean to tell me you cant shut your chain and open at 1pm like everyone else for the march.

    • Breadfruit. July 23, 2017 at 12:20 am

      they will be opened. only those that wanta march will get de few hours off to go.

  3. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore July 22, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    We’ll show this stiff-necked PM what it means to ‘up de ting’. He’ll forever remember that Democracy means for the people, by the people, of the people & that he’s but a servant to the people.

    • Michael Goodman
      Michael Goodman July 23, 2017 at 11:15 am

      I am afraid you are comparing that arrogant, supercilious, condescending excuse for a leader with someone who gives a flying jobby what the people think, say or do.

  4. Breadfruit. July 22, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    joan worrell
    July 21, 2017 at 12:01 am
    I wonder how Toni Moore feels tonight. Oh My God. Why has she allowed the great Barbados Workers Union to become the laughing stock of other ILO member unions. BWU members are returning to work amidst a sick-out (strike) and are turning their backs on her. The private sector is turning their backs on her. The Barbados public is turning its back on her.

    Ah aint have to she nuh moh.

    • hcalndre July 23, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Breadfruit, I heard that Trotman still call the shots at the BWU so if that`s so, remember that he is an operative for and member of the DLP.

  5. Rose Emily Lewis
    Rose Emily Lewis July 23, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Every nice

  6. Breadfruit. July 23, 2017 at 12:22 am


  7. Sherlock Holmes. July 23, 2017 at 2:22 am

    Caswell in due course you will have more members than you can handle i predict this.

  8. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 23, 2017 at 3:26 am

    Excellent. Now employ some temporary staff for Oistins branch to repair, clean out the fridges, stock take and mark all products coming towards the end of shelf life at half price. It’s in a prime spot where tourist stay and should be well presentable just like A1 supermarket. Those unable to attend the March should have customer service training.
    We hope the authorisation given will not affect the staff salary. With that said, #NationalStrike

  9. James Franks July 23, 2017 at 3:37 am

    Calamitous times for Barbados as the shattered economy falls off a cliff.

  10. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte July 23, 2017 at 5:39 am

    I trust when the employees of some of these companies decide to strike against them for unfair job practices, for better working conditions, for a pay increase, etc that these same companies don’t victimise the said employees

  11. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte July 23, 2017 at 5:43 am

    The conditions that are given to the employees to strike should be question. For example… you have to be oartbif the strike to be paid.
    That erodes ones fundamental right of association. If employers close the work place they cannot force their staff to participate in a cause they don’t wish to be part of… I believe if you want to sit it out you should still receive your pay.

  12. Samantha Best July 23, 2017 at 5:52 am

    “Permission” hmmmmm. This same chain that added on the NSRL the same day it was to be implemented, before any new stock came out the port.

    Does the letter inform staff that they will be paid for time off? How will they prove that they were at the march?

    These are the questions the private sector are still discussing behind the scenes lollll

  13. Saga Boy July 23, 2017 at 5:55 am

    This is a terrible mistake.

  14. Alex Alleyne July 23, 2017 at 6:58 am

    MASSY should start marking down prices on fruits that are having their shelf life expired. Why should the public pay TOP dollar for rotten fruits off your shelf.
    Start thinking about the consumers , it’s only the “LIVE” ones that will be able to spend money in your establishment.

  15. Randolph July 23, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Breadfruit you are a real breadfruit living under a breadfruit tree.

  16. Lorenzo July 23, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Saga Boy ,you Dems think you can treat people as you like and get away well chap this March will show you all that you are our servants not masters.This is reality for you.I wonder how Dlp lackeies like Joan Worrell,Antionette Smith ,the Trini Dem,Mr Lovell,Ms Holder and Mr Broomes feel now?Time longer than twine.

  17. Saga Boy July 23, 2017 at 7:37 am

    I maintain that this is wrong and the Trade Unions are being used by the Goddards as was the case in 1991. You need to find out what is the real motive of Charles Herbert et al. It certainly is not to empower the unions but to attempt to control government. I cannot understand how the unions can be marching with persons who say that the public service should be reduced and that personal income taxes should be increased. This will not happen under the DLP watch. In 1991 there were massive layoffs and companies were closing. The DLP is trying to keep workers employed. This is not time to destroy the country.

  18. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt July 23, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Nonsense . Hope your employees strike againts those low salaries that you guys paying also.

    • hewers of wood July 23, 2017 at 8:30 am

      @Dennis – why??? Them blind so and greatful for the work. Can a servant go against his master??????? Them unions too. Fight for more black business opportunities. But then again this people like it so. A rum, wukking up and SERVITUDE and play them got nuff sense. Nuff education and no common sense.

  19. Sheron Inniss July 23, 2017 at 8:03 am

    I was going to march but after having a chat with a friend and hearing about the treatment of union members by some of the same union bosses I have changed my mind.

    However, if I vote I shall help vote out the DLP. I no longer believe they have the interests of the public at heart. Neither does the other side.

    The only one I can look to now is the I AM THAT I AM.

    • hewers of wood July 23, 2017 at 8:22 am

      Sheron – hahahaha. OK girl. The plot will thicken and be revealed soon enough.

      @Saga – I agree with you. This cunning white man seeing he opportunity to use people yet again to fly in for the overall kill. This people should show their disgust by silent protest. Band together as they are in the majority and curb all spending. When layoffs start the govermment will get the message
      This government including that wicked EX central bank govenor is solely responsible. But the carnage will come. Soon and very soon.

      • hewers of wood July 23, 2017 at 8:36 am


  20. Breadfruit. July 23, 2017 at 8:43 am

    @ Sheron Inniss

    You cant think fuh yuhself? I will bet me last dollar dat ur friend is a “DEM” supporter .

    He wuk on you, get one out the march and now got yuh in hay spreading propaganda agains de march.

    De moh people stand home de smaller d march and DEM gine parade bout de low numbers.

    yuh friend really wuk one on yuh.

  21. Sheron Inniss July 23, 2017 at 8:44 am

    hewers of wood yuh right yuh know. At least I think so. If I did not see my friend I would not know these inside things. I can only voice my opinion based on what I read or hear in/on the news. It seems a lot of fake news out there.

  22. Debbie Harrison
    Debbie Harrison July 23, 2017 at 8:48 am

    We Bajans don’t know when to stop. Every action or in action is met with scorn and complains. Yuh cuss de Government but don’t want nothing done in protest, yuh cuss de unions cause yuh say they not doing a ting, BUT yuh cuss them when they do. Yuh cuss big business cause all dey care about is money BUT when they take a stand with the peeps cause all ah we balls getting squeeze yuh cuss dem too !! Wuhloss

  23. Sheron Inniss July 23, 2017 at 8:48 am

    @ Breadfruit. I don’t know but my parents garden calling me and it giving me a sugar rush. outta here, my Sunday pot calling me.

  24. Juanita July 23, 2017 at 8:53 am

    If I worked in the private sector I could afford to march cause when the lay offs hit it won’t affect me!
    Woolworth closing at 9:30 to reopen at 1pm, why not shut shop til the tax has been repealed?…. Because the private sector can have the best of both worlds!
    Massey should really decrease their prices and increase the quality. I stopped shopping with Massey because on numerous occasions I’ve had to return expired items, bottled, canned and fresh!
    This march seems racially and politically motivated as opposed to being in the best interest of the country, many of these private companies increased their prices on old stock.

    Frundel, send home the 7000 employees or move to the privatisation of certain departments because since the contract with the private waste haulers, I have had a garbage pick up every single week in my area.

  25. Miguel Griffith
    Miguel Griffith July 23, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Something fishy in the conglomerates’ pudding. I really believe the PR department for these companies come up with this “give employees permission” slogan. Let’s show them support in this walking thing cause it will look good on us and if taxes get reverse we don’t have to worry about we dividends/profits shrinking. All it is the men vex that the money them would usually ship out of Barbados through the banks will be no longer hefty due to taxation. I differ with M Thatcher in that I would rather have the poor poorer provided the rich be less rich.

  26. Lorenzo July 23, 2017 at 11:04 am

    O lord the Dems out in force with all kinds of conspiracy theories.The employers are citizens of this country and will have to pay these taxes as well so all this racist talk is pure hogwash trying to fool workers not to march.It will not work ,stay tuned.

  27. Breadfruit. July 23, 2017 at 11:42 am

    DEM really showing DEM tru colours. RACIST!!! whalossss I dintn no babados did suh racist till dis lill two hour march come up.

    wha all de jump and hollerin fuh over one lill two hor walk “to lose wait” and “mek noice”?

    Wha winnuh frighten fuh?

    f a lill rain fall de island dus be shut down. suh far de unions aint call fuh no shut down. just a march and all d yardfows hollering fuh murduh. lord have mercy.

    Wha winnuh frighten fuh?

    If winnuh shiitin winnuh pants now, wha winnuh gine do if d unions really shut um down fuh trute?

    its is NOT A STRIKE or A SHUT DOWN. it a two hor march
    1 hr is we lunch hr

    Wha winnuh frighten fuh?

    lord have mercy. winnuh frighten fuh de march or is it de message winnuh really frighten fuh?

  28. Sharon Thomas
    Sharon Thomas July 23, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Way to go ladies and gentlemen.

  29. Ian Babb
    Ian Babb July 23, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Wendy you fuh real…when the marching is over the Governor General supposed to make the PM called a General Election. If the unions do not march Black people would not be killing each other, they would not get the chance, because this wicked DLP government would have all of us DEAD DEAD.

  30. Wendy Edwards
    Wendy Edwards July 23, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    All the black supermarkets around here sell their goods at discount prices you can check. It is you out of touch . I travel all about.

  31. Wendy Edwards
    Wendy Edwards July 23, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    The government have to tax to pay for all the freeness. I do not get any thing free l I pay for health care I do not travel on the bus I buy my medication when ever i go to the hospital I pay for services

  32. Wendy Edwards
    Wendy Edwards July 23, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    The BLP should have taken the money they put in Greenland when they had money and repair the water mains and these problems would not exist

  33. Ian Babb
    Ian Babb July 23, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    or the DEMS could have taken the money the BLP left that they give away to their friends in constituency councils, so call caterers at summer camps, David Thompson football, The 10 million they give to CLICO, the 10 million that a minister mother had in a bank account, to repair the same water mains, I could name a lot more of this corrupt government squandermania .

  34. Ian Babb
    Ian Babb July 23, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    People like you that have money to pay for all your needs can afford to support this WICKED government. When the BLP was in power, poor people was able to live a good life. The government had Money to pay its bills. We had every person who wanted to work working including, Guyanese, Chinese and Nigerians. Wendy please tell me where it gone so quickly. Whose pockets?

  35. Wendy Edwards
    Wendy Edwards July 23, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    You should know better the recession was all over the world ask your cousins what is happening in England with employment ask the Americans , ask the St lucians, the Trinidadians, Millions of Americans cannot find jobs so do not try to fool people with your yardfowlism.Barbados have no natural resources or industries that any body want. i went to canada and saw the diffculties people were having . iI went to USA and saw people Bajans in trouble you BLP yardfowls try to make it look like like it is the DLP’s fault alone you seem to forget the lot borrowing, Greenland, gems, Hardwood ,Crabhill Police Station,St Leonard School , the prison,,750million in cost runs remember Arthur had a secret tax. Remember we were borrowing to live like rich people.. All you Bajans is freeness.

  36. Pam Brathwaite July 23, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    I totally agree with this phase..that Business leaders are coming together for this..we need to reclaim our lives


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