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BWU: Be fair

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

BWU: Be fair

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Some employers are using the Employment Rights Act to circumvent consultation with labour unions when sending home workers.

But Toni Moore, the general secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), is insisting that companies honour the collective agreements that existed before the act.

Moore told the SUNDAY SUN that some employers wanted to stick rigidly to the letter of the law.

“In the last three years since the Employment Rights Act there is a tendency by a few employers, with whom we’ve had a good relationship, to use the act as a basis for the bare minimum in terms of their approach as it relates to things such as consultation, where there is going to be a redundancy under the provision of our collective agreement,” she said. (MB)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.