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NUPW launching ‘industrial action’ soon

TREVOR YEARWOOD, [email protected]

NUPW launching ‘industrial action’ soon

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THE NATIONAL Union of Public Workers will soon be launching some form of “industrial action” because of job cuts at the Barbados Investment & Development Corporation (BIDC).

President of the union Akanni McDowall and acting general secretary Roslyn Smith made the disclosure this afternoon following a round of discussions with BIDC officials, chaired by Minister of Industry Donville Inniss.

They told reporters the discussions did not settle the differences between the two sides.

Smith said Barbadians would now “see and feel the weight” of the union, but she declined to spell out what the action would be.

The union has been calling for the BIDC to rehire 13 people – 60 years and older – who were recently laid off, or pay them until they reach the retirement age of 67.  (TY)