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Talks put on hold

Trevor Yearwood

Talks put on hold

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Talks between the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and the Barbados Community College (BCC) on working conditions for part-time lecturers are “on hold” – and the union is hopping mad.

NUPW general secretary Dennis Clarke told reporters yesterday that the BCC administration had “pulled the rug” from under the talks which were to resume at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

“The discussion this afternoon [Friday] has been put on hold until the [BCC] board meets sometime next week, then to get back to the union,” Clarke said during a media briefing at the NUPW’s Dalkeith, St Michael headquarters.

He said the BCC appeared to be engaging in “delaying” tactics but the union would not allow the matter to drag on indefinitely, as had happened in the National Conservation Commission (NCC) wrongful dismissal case before the Employment Rights Tribunal.

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