CBC workers off the job

At this hour, workers at the state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation are off the job.

At issue is outstanding back pay owing since November 2012.

Just last night, it was announced during the CBC Evening News that workers would finally receive the outstanding payments.

However, sources tell Barbados TODAY,  that while it was agreed that all employees would receive the increments, some unionized workers at the top discovered that they did not receive the outstanding payments in yesterday’s pay pack.

Last night, talks also reportedly broke down between CBC management and the Barbados Workers Union at the level of the Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo.

 Barbados TODAY  also understands that some workers were upset after not being paid for more than two months.

32 Responses to CBC workers off the job

  1. Smith Maxine
    Smith Maxine September 27, 2017 at 1:16 pm


  2. Danny Clarke
    Danny Clarke September 27, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Places like CBC will never run properly . Too much political interference . Even take and put Leroy on the board at one stage Smh . Just like the UDC . The head actually speaking at DLP meetings and lambasting the BLP . How you expect they will run properly when the head have certain agendas

    • John Everatt September 27, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Yes, this is true.
      The CBC should have been sold years ago while it was still worth something. Now it is just a drain on the public purse with each party in turn using it for their own political purposes.

  3. Nicole Clarke
    Nicole Clarke September 27, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    They could shut down and go work elsewhere altogether.

    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe September 27, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      Nicole ur totally correct. All CBC is doing is waisting taxpayers money….de only TV station in Barbados and can’t make a profit

  4. Tony Webster September 27, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Ossie Moore jes’ call me to ask: Howcum CBC workers getting treat good, and the rest of the public sector cud swing in de wind? I told him, (with apologies to a well known broadcaster) that such things were Completely Beyond Comprehension.

    Hmmm…de clock seems to be ticking faster , though…

  5. Ossie Moore September 27, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Lord mek peace! Dougie are you there ? This look like Brathwaites from Black Rock or Okras in de Stew!

  6. Andrea O Bryan
    Andrea O Bryan September 27, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    In this weather? It’s raining cats and dogs

  7. Paul Gill
    Paul Gill September 27, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Watching the news on CBC is like going to a political meeting.

    • Daniel Clarke
      Daniel Clarke September 27, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Not the mention the DLP call in program

    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete September 27, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      Daniel Clarke which sometimes I check an realize why I don’t listen to it. The worst!! Quickly I switch it off lol

  8. Susan Maynard
    Susan Maynard September 27, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Mudderrr It now hit home some ppl who work at cbc get on the radio saying . That Government have no money to pay the public sectors and the union do not no what they are doing ., And now the same union got to back them up . boom bang. .

  9. Bonita Weekes
    Bonita Weekes September 27, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Nicole Clarke are the staff at CBC a problem to you, if so you can come and send them some where else to work. I would advise people like you who do not know what is going on to shut up. The staff are people with families who have houses to pay for, how about Trump sending you else where.

  10. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade September 27, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    One for all it not right but you know what i think they will get a pay rise and the goverment will get what they want the worker will get what they wait for 9long years good luck to you all dont give in to them ok

  11. hcalndre September 27, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    I would never expect the workers at CBC to walk off the job, when they or some of them are bitterly against the Civil servants getting a raise. I would like the reporter to highlight certain workers so that I can see the real yard birds, there is one lizard that works for free so where does he stands, they are some that could be nice to government and give their services for free too.

  12. Saga Boy September 27, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Don’t believe everything you read in the press. Sometimes what appears to be is not.

  13. Winnie The pooh September 27, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    WHO cares does anyone ho is serious about unbiased journalism watch CBC . It could go off air and most of Barbados would not know

  14. Anderson Steven
    Anderson Steven September 27, 2017 at 4:50 pm


  15. Randolph September 27, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Maybe the female moderator could do like Lovell and work for free.

  16. Peter Lowe
    Peter Lowe September 27, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    I hear those CBC workers defending de Government every day although they know how things are before they keep their mouths shut…and now it hit home. I hope that they don’t get an extra cent.

  17. Greengiant September 27, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    So I guess you all are saying that the radio station that has served this country for decades is no longer relevant then.
    Well this is another mess allowed to continue unaddressed under the failed leadership of both BLP and DLP administrations.

    They have both used the CBC as a mouthpiece, showpiece, and a piece of political asset for their spin doctors at the expense of the paying masses. The unions have just sat there and allowed it to roll as usual. Not a boy was ever called to march against the mismanagement of the CBC. We need to realize that micro mismanagement in the private or public sector will affect us on a macro scale.

  18. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed September 27, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    I think it’s silly walking off a job at a “non-essential” establishment……..but enjoy wunna self…..

  19. Tony Webster September 27, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Rose was the picture of broadcasting elegance this evening, as she stood-in with style, aplomb, and panache, for our regular 7.00pm news-anchors, setting new professional CBC benchmarks for delivery of professional sycophancy.
    A really “solid” anchor, and I love those specs too!

    Whatever will become of Completely Beyond Comprehension? I would prefer to see the resurrection of Refifusion, than to contemplate C.B.C., still dragging at the Consolidated Fund, 20 years hence!

  20. Astral Macalesher
    Astral Macalesher September 27, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    CBC want balling up and throwing in the garbage!!!

  21. Saga Boy or Girl? September 27, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Tony Webster surely you must be aware that CBC does not receive any money from the consolidated fund.

  22. Ossie Moore September 28, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Dougie! This is the real time you would tell Earla. “Girl I got to get dat pig tail outa Mama pot.”

  23. Loretta Griffith September 29, 2017 at 5:41 am

    At least John Everett you objective. No political bias one way or the other.


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