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Sir Roy and Hassid to talk

Geralyn Edward, Business Editor

Sir Roy and Hassid to talk

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UNION BOSS SIR ROY TROTMAN and the man he called an “Egyptian Jew” – Jacob Hassid – are set for a face-to-face meeting on Monday.
Sir Roy, who has been slammed by the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) for his reference to Hassid’s nationality, said yesterday he had not meant the reference as a racial slur.
A public war of words broke out on May Day when Sir Roy, long-standing general secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, highlighted Hassid’s dismissal of workers from his Diamonds International chain of jewellery stores because of attempts they were making to form a bargaining unit.
Hassid has denied the dismissals were a union-busting tactic.
Read the full story in today’s SATURDAY SUN.