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Union: BL&P going back on word

TREVOR YEARWOOD, [email protected]

Union: BL&P going back on word

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WITH THE voluntary stage of its labour cost-cutting programme almost completed, the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) Company Limited will soon be looking to retrench a number of workers.

However, the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) yesterday warned the company that any job cuts would be against a commitment given by BL&P during last December’s negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement.

The point was made by a union delegation including general secretary Toni Moore and former general secretary Sir Roy Trotman, when the power company explained its cost-cutting plan and the rationale for it, during a meeting of the Sub-committee of the Social Partnership at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. (TY)

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