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The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) may be pressed into action if 194 employees from the National Conservation Commission (NCC)?are sent home today.
BWU general secretary Sir Roy Trotman said yesterday he was unaware that anyone from NCC had received any letters as he responded to reports that scores of employees at the various depots, including Brandons, Batts Rock, Folkestone and Dover, were handed letters inviting them to a meeting this morning.
The 31-word, two-sentence letter seen by the MIDWEEK?NATION requested the workers to meet with general manager Keith Neblett at the commission’s Codrington House headquarters at 10 a.m., and to be punctual. It is expected they will receive their retrenchment letters at that time.
However, Sir Roy warned such a move would run afoul of the BWU. He told Starcom Network that if NCC?workers were indeed being sacked today, the failure to communicate as promised “is to put an end to the process of social dialogue”.
Therefore, such action could result in the union taking its own kind of response.

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