No move to privatise, says Lashley
THE BARBADOS WORKERS’ UNION (BWU) has been given the assurance that the move to include public service vehicles (PSV) in the Transport Board’s service was not a move to privatise the entity.
The union has agreed that those PSVs would augment the board’s fleet for at least four months.
General secretary of the BWU, Toni Moore, said the bargaining agent for the board’s employees was given the assurance by Minister of Transport Michael Lashley at a meeting of the parties on Wednesday.
“Even without prompting, the Minister of Transport and Works went on record in the meeting reaffirming . . . that this was not an effort to privatise. It was a short-term response to what is certainly a challenge to many members of the public, and that is a lack of adequate transportation,” she told a media conference at the union’s Solidarity House yesterday. (HLE)
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