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Layoffs may come soon

Layoffs may come soon General secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Denis Clarke. (FP)

Fri, May 24, 2013 - 12:09 AM

A PUBLIC SECTOR union executive has said he would not be surprised if Government had to start laying off workers.

Speaking to Starcom Network a day after Minister of Industry Donville Inniss spoke of the need to cut costs in the public service, general secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Denis Clarke, admitted that the Government departments might be overstaffed.

He said that the number had risen from about 21 000 to in excess of 30 000 since the early 1990s.

He attributed the increased numbers in the public sector to the fact that the private sector was not creating enough jobs and there would be social chaos if Government did not step in.  (YB)


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Posted by Frank Husbands 1 year, 5 months ago
Since the elections one has hardly heard the PM say on anything. In the meantime everyone else is babbling on.

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Posted by BIG SKY 1 year, 5 months ago
The DLP is allowing all the small businesses to close while allowing the Barbados Light And Power, LIME and all the Trinidad based companies to "jack up" prices on necessities.Some of these companies are making millions in profits.All poor people are saying is reduce some of your profits so we will be able to survive.Instead of making 58 million and sending out high light bills ease the pain make 30 million and inject back some of the profit to our nation Barbados.

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Posted by Tony Webster 1 year, 5 months ago
Thank be to God for inventing "whipping-boys"...sorry, business-owners.

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Posted by David Hall 1 year, 5 months ago
Oh please! Stop blaming the private sector for politicians over-staffing government departments as a way of getting votes.
Government(s), rather than strive to build capacity in the economy over the years, resorted to quick fixes and created the problem under pressure from supporters hence they must now solve it.

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