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Rise up!

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Rise up!

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THE HEAD of the largest private sector union is calling on Barbadians to rise up against impending tax measures, saying it is better to take a stand than to lie down and play dead.

In fact, general secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Toni Moore, is predicting layoffs in both the public and private sector as a result of the recent “onslaught” of taxes imposed in the Budget.

She said the last time the union held strain was after a promise of no layoffs was made; the opposite of what was promised eventually occurred.

Moore, who recently returned to the island after being elected to the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation and attending the 106th session of the International Labour conference, addressed the media after she had chaired a meeting of public sector workers at Solidarity House yesterday. The meeting was attended by scores of workers. (HLE)

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