On the warpath
Trouble appears to be brewing at the Customs Department once again. This time it’s over the interview process for the 100 vacant positions in the department as efforts to transition to the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) continue.
General secretary of the Unity Workers’ Union (UWU), Caswell Franklyn, is so incensed over the issue that he plans to write Governor General Dame Sandra Mason asking her to investigate the matter.
“I am going to write the Governor General to point out that the system is [flawed] and that she needs to investigate. I am writing the Governor General hoping that she would follow the rules and do the right thing,” he told the DAILY NATION yesterday.
And if that did not work, Franklyn declared he was willing to “shut the place down”.
Franklyn, whose UWU represents 72 of the approximately 200 workers in the department, alleged there was some “handpicking” in the interview process. (HLE)
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