Neblett in hot seat
That was the response to the Employment Rights’ Tribunal yesterday from general manager of the National Conservation Commission (NCC), Keith Neblett, to the suggestion from Sir Roy Trotman that the remaining workers at the commission are all from one constituency.
Sir Roy, who was a witness for the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) on Monday, insisted that the NCC did not follow procedure. He said that, while as chief negotiator for the union at the discussions in the lead-up to the April 30, 2014 layoffs, he expected the NCC to use its discretion in relation to the general last-in first-out policy, he did not expect it to be “exercised by geography”.
Neblett was asked to respond to Sir Roy’s allegation by chairman of the tribunal, Hal Gollop. He hesitated to answer initially, and his lawyer Mitch Codrington tried to lodge an objection to the question. (YB)
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