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Govt ‘partly to blame’

TREVOR YEARWOOD, [email protected]

Govt ‘partly to blame’

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GOVERNMENT HAS to take some responsibility for breaches of labour regulations by companies seeking shortcuts on state-awarded contracts.

General secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Toni Moore, made this charge yesterday while addressing the union’s mid-term meeting at the BWU’s Harmony Hall, St Michael complex.

In the wide-ranging address covering developments in industrial relations over the last six months, Moore complained of “a lack of governance” regarding some contracts.

She charged that “far too many people” were working in conditions where “even the most minimal provisions covered in our labour laws” were not being adhered to. She spoke of “exploitative elements in this society” seeking to “utilise any loophole” to avoid doing what was right.

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