WORKERS AT the Barbados Water Authority were visibly upset about what they claimed to be an incorrect media report earlier in the day, which said the employees on strike were obstructing the path of customers seeking to do business.
“We here standing up this morning and they say that we are stopping people from paying bills [and] that ain’t true. They say we took keys from the disconnection unit people and stop dem from gine out to work,” field officer Donovan Bennett told the crowd.
“All we did was ask them what they were going out to do and they said that they were going to put back on water and we said ‘go long!’ But we tek way keys from people and stop them from working?
“But people, don’t be distracted because we gine stand together. Even if it takes a year we will stand together, because enough is enough!” he finished to loud cheers and applause.
He urged management to care more about the needs of the workers and help improve the image of the company. (LW)