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LISA KING, [email protected]


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STRIKE ACTION at the island’s major water supplier continues, even as Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo stepped into the dispute yesterday.

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) workers, backed by the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), are into their eighth day of protest action over the non-payment of increments over a ten-year period.

BWU general secretary Toni Moore said there was no basis to stop the action since the minister “merely spoke to the BWU, so the action continues at the BWA”.

Moore was speaking to the media after she exited the meeting with Byer Suckoo, Chief Labour Officer Vincent Burnett, other labour officers as well as a workers’ contingent from the BWA and former BWU general secretary Senator Sir Roy Trotman. (LK)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.