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BWU meeting on strike

Some of the workers who attended this evening's meeting. (Sharon Harding)

By Marlon Madden | Mon, January 14, 2013 - 7:00 PM

The Barbados Workers' Union (BWU) is currently locked in a meeting with delegates as it seek to finetune plans to execute a national strike.

The meeting is being held at the union's headquarters at Solidarity House, St Michael, where some placards were spotted on the platform.

The date of the strike and the related details are still not known. However, these details could be decided on tonight despite numerous calls from some private and public sector organizations not to go ahead with the strike.

Unconfirmed reports are that the Minister of Labour Esther Byer-Suckoo has referred the matter to the Prime Minister.

BWU has criticized telecommunications giant LIME of unfairly dismissing 97 of its employees at the beginning of this year and has called for a retraction of those letters. However, LIME has taken its position and charged that those dismissals were warranted.

More details to come

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Posted by Bim Bum 1 year, 7 months ago
Will anyone even NOTICE
if 25 thousand lazy Bajans go on strike??
-given the usual standard of "efficiency" in this place?

And when it's all over, and nothing positive has been accomplished..
..The 97 will still be unemployed by LIME
-and shall remain thankful that they are now unemployed by LIME
as they get on with their lives!

Whoop-de-DOOO!

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