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BWU: Recall the 97 letters

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

BWU: Recall the 97 letters

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Telecommunications giant LIME has been put on notice by the island’s largest trade union that if it wants a fight they are prepared for battle.
LIME, the trading name of Cable & Wireless (Barbados), was told by the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) today that it was prepared to launch an island-wide strike against the telecommunications company if it did not recall the 97 letters of dismal issued earlier this month to workers.
LIME was absent from a meeting scheduled since December 31, 2012, that was held today between the BWU and the Minister of Labour Esther Byer-Suckoo. Sir Roy said the absence of the representatives of LIME was an “insult to the entire island”.
Last Wednesday LIME announced that it would be laying off 97 employees with immediate effect.
Managing Director Alex McDonald said substantial losses have forced the company to make the cuts. (MM)
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