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Call to ease up on workers

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Call to ease up on workers

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GENERAL SECRETARY of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Toni Moore, yesterday asked Government to take it easy on the country’s working class.

Speaking before a large crowd at Browne’s Beach, St Michael, in her first speech as general secretary before a May Day celebration, Moore pleaded for Government not to place any further burden on the backs of Barbadian workers.

Under the theme Salute To Labour, Moore said the union was extremely concerned about how Government had recently gone about its business of retrenchment, in the face of the recent economic recession.

“Take-home salaries are failing to keep our heads above water. Supporting salaries in households have been cut as the burden of taxes increase. And now they are asking parents with children at nurseries to bring a job letter to see if they work for enough that they can increase fees by as much as 400 per cent.” (BA)

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