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Sir Roy ‘in the dark’


Dawne Parris

Sir Roy ‘in the dark’

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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.

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