Customs officers on the attack
CUSTOMS OFFICERS appear to have begun industrial action as reports of painstakingly slow operations at the Bridgetown Port emerged yesterday.
One businessman found himself with goods several days overdue while another said that while he had not been stung as yet, he had heard the complaints from within about the length of time it was taking to clear items.
Two trade unions, the National Union of Public Workers and the Barbados Workers’ Union, said that any work-to-rule or go-slow had not been sanctioned by them.
One businessman awaiting a large order explained that by now his shipment would have been cleared, but now it was several days overdue and in one instance the officers blamed a malfunctioning printer for part of the delay.
The action appeared not to have touched those clearing personal effects but freighters of the larger loads were impacted. (AC)
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