Sir Roy ‘in the dark’
GENERAL SECRETARY of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Sir Roy Trotman, says he knows nothing about any plan to send home temporary Government workers.
Not only is he expecting the administration to hold consultations with the BWU and other relevant parties before taking any such steps, but he wants transparency in the process.
Amid reports that some workers would be put on reduced work weeks or sent home as Government seeks to cut its large fiscal deficit, the BWU boss said yesterday there had not been consultation with the union and as far as he was concerned, that was a prerequisite for any such action.
“I heard the rumour that boards were meeting and secretly organizing for some to have a three-day [work week] and some to have a four-day and some to go home and some to do a number of things . . . . Not a single board member, not a single chairman, not a single minister has spoken to the Barbados Workers’ Union,” Sir Roy said at a Press conference at its Solidarity House headquarters.