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Sir Roy on a mission

MEMBERS OF THE Barbados Workers’ Union at their meeting. Inset, general secretary of the union, Sir Roy Trotman is trying to stem the prevailing “madness”. (Pictures by Ricardo Leacock.)

Mon, February 11, 2013 - 12:09 AM

THE BARBADOS WORKERS’ UNION (BWU) is prepared to open the eyes of the next Government to what is happening to workers, its leader said yesterday.

Speaking at a union meeting at Solidarity House, general secretary Sir Roy Trotman said employers were turning their backs on what had kept the country stable for the last 20 years.

He said there seemed to be a digression from the past when bosses sat down with the unions, listened to their concerns and “tried to bring back balance”.

“We now have an employers’ confederation in Barbados that cannot seem to be able to tell employers that we have orders, we have rules, we have systems. And if we are going to maintain the equilibrium in our country, then the employers must abide by the rules,” Sir Roy said to loud applause.  (YB)

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