13 gone from BIDC
THIRTEEN EMPLOYEES from the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) were terminated today.
The dismissals come one day before the BIDC workers were scheduled to meet with their union representatives.
One woman collapsed when she heard the news and had to be rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The workers held a meeting with representatives from the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and president Akannni McDowall expressed disappointment with the development.
He said it was ironic that it comes days after Minister of Social Care Steve Blackett said we should look after the elderly. All of the workers who were severed were 60 years or older.
Last month, 15 workers were also sent home from the BIDC. (JS)