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No pay yet for former workers

Trevor Yearwood

No pay yet for former workers

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We want our severance pay!
This was the cry of at least a dozen retrenched Barbados Transport Board workers who yesterday gathered near the bus company’s Roebuck Street, St Michael headquarters to air their concerns.
Spokesman for the group, Wendell Collymore, said the Transport Board had originally stated the severance payments would be made two months after the layoffs but two more months had passed and the former employees were still waiting for the money.
Members of the group said that while they were receiving unemployment benefits, these were being consumed by paying bills and buying food.
The Transport Board laid off more than 200 employees in March, as part of a job-cutting exercise across the public sector. Drivers, supervisors, security guards, fuel pump attendants, general workers and clerks were among those losing jobs.