A?top trade unionist says it is time to cut off middle-class Barbadians from many of the free services now offered by the state.
President of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Walter Maloney, suggested that people considered middle class were now in a position to find their own way after decades of accessing taxpayer-funded services.
Addressing the awards and cocktail reception of the Barbados Statistical Service on Saturday night at Mahogany Ridge in St Thomas, Maloney said this would put Government, currently struggling to plug a near half-billion dollar deficit, in a more tenable position.
He said statistics were needed to “allow for the removal of those persons who are capable of looking after themselves from the social safety net so that those who cannot look after themselves would then be in line to benefit from the said social safety net”. (MM)