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Meeting moved up, but unions still not happy

RANDY BENNETT, [email protected]

Meeting moved up, but unions still not happy

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That is the stance of the island’s four major trade unions to the news that Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has set a new date for the meeting of the Social Partnership.

Yesterday, through written correspondence from the Prime Minister’s office, the trade unions and the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) were notified that the planned meeting of August 18 had been moved up one week to August 11.

The news comes three days after Stuart had promised while speaking in Parliament that a meeting would be forthcoming. (RB)

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