From left: General Secretary of the BWU, Toni Moore, engaged in conversation with Senior Assistant General Secretary, Orlando ‘Gabby’ Scott and Deputy General Secretary, Dwaine Paul, during the opening ceremony.
Head of the island’s largest trade union is concerned that concerted efforts are under way to compromise inherent values in this society and erode the rights of workers.
General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Toni Moore, delivering closing remarks at the BWU’s 74th Annual Delegates’ Conference at Solidarity House yesterday morning, spoke of several challenges being faced by the BWU and the trade union movement in general. She also told those gathered at the event of a recent move by a local company to cut salaries of some of its workers by half.
“Only yesterday [Friday], one of my officers came to me noting that we are experiencing a situation with a company, a company with which we negotiate, a group with which we negotiate several different companies, who approached almost a dozen workers and offered them a 50 per cent salary adjustment downward. Take it they said,...