“5% pay increase for CBC workers”

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The hard blow of inevitable job cuts at the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has been somewhat softened by the fact that employees there will finally get the five per cent salary increase promised to all public workers.

It gets sweeter for them, too, as Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) advisor to the general secretary Sir Roy Trotman also revealed those workers will also receive the four increments promised to them last year.

Sir Roy spoke to the Nation yesterday following a four-hour meeting with CBC management at its Pine, St Michael headquarters.

This comes even as some of the 250 members of staff at that state-owned enterprise are expected to be cut as Government continues its mass retrenchment exercise.

“We have reached an agreement that the CBC workers will get that five per cent and we are hoping that will be paid to some of them as a matter of urgency,” Sir Roy said. (AD)

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