Layoff impasse over to Cabinet
The National Conservation Commission (NCC) impasse goes to Cabinet this morning after seven hours of unresolved talks at the Labour Department last night.
Acting Minister of Labour Senator Maxine McClean told the DAILY NATION that after meeting with the NCC’s board, the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) yesterday, they were unable to reach an agreement.
“Given where we are and the inability to come to an agreement, I will take the matter to Cabinet tomorrow and will from there communicate with the parties, and trust that we can have this matter solved,” said McClean, acting on behalf of Minister Dr Esther Byer Suckoo who is attending a conference in Antigua.
She also informed that yesterday’s meeting had recognised that “contrary to what some might have been saying”, there was no absolute last in, first out.
This, along with issues regarding the process of consultation, will dominate today’s Cabinet discussion at Government Headquarters.