Carifesta ‘never under threat’
MINISTER OF LABOUR Dr Esther Byer Suckoo has strongly denied reports that CARIFESTA XIII was under threat.
In fact, the Government senator insisted recent meetings held at the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) involving the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) were only centred around wage negotiations.
Meetings were held on Monday and Tuesday at he state-run organisation in the Pine, St Michael, and attended by officials from both the CBC and the BWU.
“There was never a threat to disrupt CARIFESTA. The meetings at CBC were merely wage negotiations. There was no meeting about any threat to disrupt CARIFESTA because the unions understand that CARIFESTA isn’t a local event, but a regional one,” she said. “There was never a threat of industrial action by the union.” (RB)
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