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Workers off job


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Workers in a number of sectors across Barbados appear to be getting restless.

Yesterday scores of them in the construction industry, some in light manufacturing and at one magistrates’ court took industrial action.

This follows Monday’s action by air traffic controllers at Grantley Adams International Airport which crippled operations for a few hours.

The major group in yesterday’s protests was workers of Rotherley Construction at various locations across Barbados, while about 16 workers at Precision Packaging Inc. in Lower Estate, St Michael, walked off the job over changes to the shift system. Over at the St Matthias Magistrates’ Court, workers took action to show their dissatisfaction with “poor” environmental conditions.

Rotherley employees walked off the jobs around 10 a.m., with reliable sources indicating that the stoppage had to do with outstanding pay increases dating back several years. Rotherley is reported to employ about 400 people.

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.