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Warning Sir Roy Trotman (FP)

Sat, September 22, 2012 - 12:10 AM

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS UNREST is brewing at the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

General secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Sir Roy Trotman, indicated such, noting the island’s largest trade union was far from happy with the state-run television station’s tardiness in establishing a performance appraisal system, which had been promised staff 15 years ago.

“We are very concerned about the approach of the CBC to its obligation to pay incremental adjustments to the staff.

“The matter of increments was an old issue, but was changed in 1996 because the Government of the day felt we should move towards a performance appraisal system, and that we should be able to give people adjustments in their remuneration based on the quality of their performance,” Sir Roy told reporters during a wide-ranging Press conference at the union’s Solidarity House headquarters. (BA)

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Posted by harry callahan 2 years, 1 month ago
they need to shut that useless place down.
it is in the dark ages.

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Posted by Bim Bum 2 years, 1 month ago
Oh for God's sake shut the whole malfunctioning thing DOWWNN!

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Posted by J. Payne 2 years, 1 month ago
In solidarity, I am wearing RED in anger.... *wink*

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Posted by Carl Harper 2 years, 1 month ago
I hope that the BWU, NUPW, BSTU and BUT would also embrace a performance appraisal system throughout the entire public service, which pays workers different increments on salaries based on meritorious or quality performances.

It cannot be business as usual where poorly performing employees receive the same percentage salary increases as high-producing ones. Negotiate with Government for a salary range increase where the top performers get the highest and the lowest performers receive the least. Everyone therefore moves along their salary scale at a different pace, based on their own individual performance.

We also need to abandon those fixed "S" salary scales and apply a range to them as well. This would now provide incentives for the entire public service to boost their performances and productivity, if they need more income.

And while we're at it, let's use a similar approach to promotions as well - merit, qualification and ability, over seniority and political favoritism (and yardfowlism). I am sure you know of a few other ways people are promoted.

What say ye, Sir Roy, Mr Maloney, Ms Redman, and who's to be the new president of the BUT?

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