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Some Massy jobs saved

YVETTE BEST, [email protected]

Some Massy jobs saved

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MORE THAN HALF of the 176 workers originally targeted for severance across the Massy brand will be retained within the company.

While he did not give the figure, adviser to the general secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Sir Roy Trotman, said yesterday that the union had successfully negotiated for workers to be retained, and that Massy management had been responsive to the needs and concerns of the public to retain as many jobs as possible.

“I am pleased to say that Massy have responded to some of the suggestions we have made, and they have looked for other ways where they are shedding jobs to provide for alternative employment. They will have to be the ones who will give the public the details because I do not think it should be for the union to indicate until we have the matter tied down and signed off to make proposals, even though we have had commitment from the company in that regard,” Sir Roy said.

But even though he said the discussions had been “useful” in terms of saving some jobs, Sir Roy said they were always conscious that “every time a worker involuntarily loses that worker’s job, that that is a reason for us to be unhappy”.

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