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Last straw!

Last straw! Tennyson Springer and another official meet to discuss the situation. ((MB))

By Maria Bradshaw | Thu, October 18, 2012 - 12:10 AM

OFFICIALS of the Ministry of Social Care were scrambling yesterday to find alternative accommodation for several employees of the Welfare Department to avert an imminent strike.

The employees, including welfare officers and administration staff, refused to report for work at the Old National Insurance Building on Fairchild Street, which has been fraught with environmental problems for years.

Reports indicate that staff have been falling ill since they were relocated to the fifth floor of the building about a year ago. But things came to a head on Monday when the fire alarm went off and everyone except the Welfare Department evacuated the building because they did not hear the ring.

Employees met on a bus in Country Road, St Michael, yesterday morning with Acting Permanent Secretary Tennyson Springer and other officials to discuss the situation. It is understood that Springer also inspected the former Welfare Office, on Country Road, which is under renovation.

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Posted by J. Payne 1 year, 9 months ago
DLP is bringing the Barbadian public service back to strikes again? First the sanitation workers, then the alexandria teachers, then the bus drivers at Transport Board, now the Welfare office. The image is complete, the DLP has brought Barbados back to almost the same exact conditions as when they lost the government in the early 1990s. Thanks DLP.

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Posted by Bim Bum 1 year, 9 months ago
Ah boy...how History repeats itself, nuh?

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