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Industrial temperature rising


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Industrial temperature rising

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THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS temperature in Barbados is rising.

After years of what many termed as a state of trade union slumber, the island’s two major unions are, according to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, “making noises”. Others see it expression of a heightened state of urgency and agitation.

It is an unusual condition given the placid state of industrial relations waters over the past decade or so.

It also coincides with election of new leadership in the two long-established unions.

The larger, the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), hinted at possible island-wide strike action before discussions started with the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) over the latter’s decision to offer to some employees, voluntary retirement packages without consultation with the BWU. 

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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