Toni Moore, General Secretary of the BWU, delivering the outcomes of the meeting to the media.
Protest action continues
Wed, 03/23/2016 - 12:38am
Following a meeting with Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo and the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), on behalf of workers of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA),
industrial action is expected to continue at the BWA headquarters in The Pine.
General Secretary of the BWU, Toni Moore, said that the meeting was held with the Minister separately from the Board of Management. In this meeting, they used the opportunity to clearly articulate the union’s position, which not only pertains to the ten-year period of owed increments, but the issue of disrespect by authorities at the BWA. This disrespect, in the union’s point of view, was shown by not adequately addressing the issue at hand.
When asked if the Minister had anything to offer on the latter issue, Moore informed that the Minister’s role in the meeting was to listen to their side without inputting, after which she will hear the side of the Board – a meeting which was expected to take place yesterday afternoon.
Given this, the General Secretary stated that there was no basis in which to stop the protests because no issues were yet addressed.
Upon leaving the meeting, the Labour Minister declined to comment on the matter.