Some bosses ‘stepping over line’
SOME BOSSES are taking advantage of the recession and the recently enacted employment rights legislation to try to roll back workers’ gains.
The charge was levelled yesterday by outgoing general secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Senator Sir Roy Trotman, who said the issue would be dealt with by resolution calling for amending the law at this weekend’s annual delegates’ conference and through a further formal presentation, as requested, to the Minister of Labour.
Sir Roy told the media at the BWU’s Solidarity House headquarters, in what he said would be his last such briefing in the post, the union was concerned about a deliberate attempt by employers to use the recession to push back the hands of time on workers’ rights.
He disclosed that a copy of the resolution had already been sent to the Minister with whom there were some discussions especially in light of Government’s concerns about the BWU’s lack of participation in the Social Partnership.