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Strike looms

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Strike looms

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Monday could be the day of reckoning as a ding dong battle between the island’s biggest trade unions and the National Conservation Commission (NCC) intensifies.
Incensed by the firing of close to 200 workers and what it said was “bad faith” on the part of the state agency responsible for preserving and beautifying the environment, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) hinted of strike action.
“There is a possibility that something can happen [on Monday]. I don’t want to say what it will be because, at the same time, I still have to coordinate what we are doing with the Barbados Workers’ Union [BWU] because they are in this with us,” NUPW?general secretary Dennis Clarke said yesterday.
A meeting of the powerful general council of the NUPW has been called for 5 p.m. today to map out a course of action in response to the latest development.
Clarke’s remarks came after a meeting between the union and the NCC board failed to come off yesterday after the union waited almost the entire day for word on the powwow. (AC)