Barbados Workers Union Set to Strike

Sir Roy Trotman, Barbados Workers Union secretary general has announced that workers will strike after telecommunications company LIME violated a collective-bargaining agreement reached on New Year’s Eve. (Google Images)

Caribbean 360 is reporting that the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) will “definitely” embark upon industrial action after efforts to get the telecommunications company, Cable and Wireless (Barbados) Limited, to retract dismissal letters sent to nearly 100 workers last week failed.

BWU general secretary Sir Roy Trotman said that while no date has yet been decided on when the industrial action would start, he was insisting “there will be industrial action but we will determine where, how and when. The time and the hour will be decided when the General Secretary announces”.

Speaking after an emergency executive meeting on Thursday night, Sir Roy said that there was “absolute and total support” of the BWU’s membership after Cable and Wireless (Barbados) Limited, which operates here under the brand, LIME reneged on a collective bargaining decision on New Year’s Eve to continue.

“I have spoken to all of the issues, the members support all of those issues and feel strongly about them and … this will guide our actions,” he added.

Last week, LIME, blaming substantial losses, said that it would be outsourcing its retail operations in a bid to improve its financial position.

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