Almond, union to talk severance
IT WILL BE BACK TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE for management of Almond Resorts Inc. and the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) as workers eagerly await their severance packages.
BWU general secretary Sir Roy Trotman told the media yesterday that after a meeting last Thursday, another was scheduled for Tuesday morning with the Almond team led by acting chief executive officer William “Monty” Cumberbatch.
The major issues that will be addressed at that meeting next week will be the union’s attempt to secure an “enhanced separation package” for Almond Beach Village staff and a demand for “adequate adjustments” for workers at St James and Christ Church properties that Almond still operates.
In addition, Sir Roy said the BWU would also be pushing for specific attention “to those people who may have been traumatized by the loss of employment and the short notice that was given”.
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