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BLP blames Govt for unrest

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

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THE OPPOSITION Barbados Labour Party has slammed Government over its handling of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) issue and has blamed it squarely for the resulting shutdown of the island’s air and sea ports.

In a statement yesterday, Opposition Leader Mia Mottley said it was “another example of what happens because of the callous attitude to, and the contempt of, this Government for ordinary workers who simply do not score on the Government’s Richter scale”.

The statement came as the Barbados Workers’ Union called out its air traffic controllers and Port Authority workers to bolster its fight with BWA management. The action saw operations at the Bridgetown Port grinding to a halt just after 7 a.m. while the Grantley Adams International Airport was hit by action half-hour later.

Mottley said the industrial action should have been the main topic at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting. (HLE)

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