Unions wary of industrial courtBSTU president Mary Redman. (FP)
By Yvette Best | Wed, April 25, 2012 - 12:09 AM
The voluntaristic approach to industrial relations works for Barbados.
Both the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) and National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) were firm in that view when they responded to a suggestion by Minster of Education and Human Resource Development Ronald Jones that an Industrial Relations Court (IRC) be set up in Barbados.
BSTU president Mary Redman said there was enough evidence against the establishment of an industrial relations court if Trinidad was considered.
“Anyone suggesting such a development just needs to look at Trinidad and see how that does not work,” she commented. “Our voluntaristic approach to industrial relations in Barbados has worked well for us generally and had stood us in good stead. Insofar as we have a viable working social partnership that is a world model, such an institution [IRC] I do not see as being to our best advantage.”
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