From left: President of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Akanni McDowall, along with Acting General Secretary of NUPW, Roslyn Smith; and CTUSAB President, Cedric Murrell, joined hands with others in solidarity during the protest action.
THE protest march held yesterday by the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), which drew heavy support from the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and other trade unions across Barbados, was not merely about the “forced retirement” of 13 workers at the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), the majority of whom were over age 60.
The executive of the NUPW and the BWU made this clear yesterday, stating that in fact the laying off of the BIDC workers was ultimately “the straw that broke the camel’s back” and the unions in Barbados decided to send the message to Government that “enough is enough”, as they teamed up to march against injustice and the high level of disrespect shown to workers and their representatives.
“Enough is enough! We are going to make a stand today for the wrong that was done to those BIDC workers. Enough is enough! An insult to one is an insult to ...