THE HEAD OF THIS COUNTRY’S largest trade union is concerned that Barbadian society as a whole seems to be running out of patience.
But most troubling for Sir Roy Trotman is the impact of this growing level of “impatience” on the workforce.
“Some [workers] are telling you point blank, ‘I am not thinking beyond five years. When I do five years with you I am ready for my next employer because there is no point for me sticking around and giving all my energy to somebody else’ – times have changed.”
The general secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) said the worrying trend was also affecting the thinking of employers – who, he said, were more driven by “greed and money” and no longer speaking in terms of “social justice, equitable distribution and democracy”.
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