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25 000 strong Sir Roy Trotman

By Ricky Jordan | Mon, January 14, 2013 - 6:07 AM

Before the week is out, close to 25 000 Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) members will be involved in a general strike, in protest against giant telecommunications company, LIME (Cable & Wireless).

After a three-hour meeting with the company’s union division and the union’s executive council, BWU General Secretary Sir Roy Trotman announced at 8:10 last night that plans were in place for a general strike and work stoppage across the BWU’s membership.

“I will not be able to tell you the date on which this stoppage is taking place; that remains a matter which we shall be dealing with. But I wish you to know that it will not take another week, and we are planning for before the general strike and for after the general strike. We’re planning for the long haul,” Sir Roy told the DAILY NATION in the boardroom of Solidarity House.

Reiterating that LIME had, without warning, refused to further discuss the issue in the midst of negotiations and had chosen “to chase home 97 people instead”, Sir Roy implied there was little likelihood of returning to the bargaining table.


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Posted by Bim Bum 1 year, 9 months ago
And the 97 people with pink slips
are going to be SOOO angry when they learn
that they have to go back to work at LIME!

They thought they were finally rid of that employer.
Ha ha: y'all get TRICK!
Trotman trick wunnuh!

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Posted by CARL HUSBANDS 1 year, 9 months ago
The issue here seems to me is what direction is the business community in Barbados will go or is currently going in light of the "push for privatization" talk. A fundamental question is what can be expected if the country is taken down a privatization path whereby the average Barbadian worker will be subject to the caprices of the employer or will the average Barbadian worker have a sense of job security in their land of birth? If engaging in a strike is the only way for Bajans in ALL areas of employment to get the answers then I say STRIKE.

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Posted by dirty okra 1 year, 9 months ago
25,000 Bajans not going to work. Ok Mr. Trotman we call your bluff and raise all in, that those 25,000 are happy that they still have a job and would like to keep them. By the way are you planning on paying the salaries of these 25,000 people for your so called "long haul" Your foot is so deep in your mouth right now you have no choice but to stay true to all the trash talk you have been doing. Or to bow out...not gracefully but shamefully.

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Posted by Bim Bum 1 year, 9 months ago
Imagine a future situation
where the Barbadian worker might actually have to deliver a day's work
for the day's pay he receives.
Inconceivable I know, but I sense it coming.

No more of merely attending the workplace.
You'll actually have to PRODUCE.
And maybe give service too.

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Posted by Pan Wallie 1 year, 9 months ago
With the state of the economy can workers afford to mind Trottie and go on strike? And will you pay them, Trottie? Please don't tell me anything about fighting for a cause and for rights. That's not what the leaders we have today are about anymore.

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Posted by wayne husbands 1 year, 9 months ago
stand for something or fall for everything,okra you must be living in a massa state of mind, the impact of a general strike will be evident at the inception,and the longer it prolongs,LIME WILL CARRY THE BLAME FOR THE COUNTRY;S WOES. STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE

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