Workers want Morris out
Unionised?members of the Barbados Light &?Power Company have turned their backs on Robert “Bobby”?Morris, saying they no longer want the deputy general secretary of the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) to negotiate on their behalf.
They are so upset with Morris’ style and approach, they are turning to general secretary Sir Roy Trotman and are prepared to wait till he returns from Geneva, Switzerland, on June 20, for him to fight their case.
Dozens of workers from the distribution and generation departments went back to work yesterday after taking industrial action on Thursday over the board of directors’ apparent attempt to change established negotiation practices.
A source told the SATURDAY?SUN the workers have had issues with Morris for more than a year and they were disappointed he had not met with them workers when they took protest action.
“His style and approach has been an issue for a long time. We were very disappointed when he didn’t show up when we needed him and were reduced to having a few junior officers.
“Bobby never came, and as a result could never sanction our position. We felt he left us out on a limb and we deserved better. We have lost confidence in him and are prepared to wait on Sir Roy,” the source said.
Morris, a stalwart in the trade union movement, could not be reached for comment.